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Name  120ft Motor Lighter
Type  Motor Lighter
Length  120 ft (37 m)
Completed  ~50
Tonnage  250 tons
120ft Motor Lighter
Operators  Royal Australian Navy Australian Army Royal Australian Air Force Royal Navy United States Army

The 120ft Motor Lighter was a class of lighters designed by the Australian Shipbuilding Board during World War II and built for the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Navy and the US Army.

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Design

The lighters were 120 feet (37 m) in length, 9 feet (2.7 m) depth and 24 feet (7.3 m) breadth and cost about $120,000 each to build.

Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy ordered three refrigerator, two stores and nine water variants.

Australian Army

Thirty one vessels were ordered by the Australian Army.

Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force ordered five vessels.

References

120ft Motor Lighter Wikipedia


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