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|Tonnage||2850 gross register tons
4722 deadweight tons
|Dimensions||324'10" by 45'3" by 19'10"
99.01m by 13.79m by 6.05m
|Maximum speed||11.5 knots|
|Range||5000 nautical miles (8000 km) at 9.5 knots
The 2TMs were standardized tankers.
They were designed for mass production
rather than commercial economy,
like the American Liberty Ships.
The ships therefore had a reduced number of transverse frames
(weakening their hulls) and no double bottom compartments. Again, as
with their American equivalents, special yards were set up for their
These slow, fragile ships proved easy prey for submarine attack.
Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)
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