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Acontius Class, U.S. Motor Torpedo Boat Tenders


Photograph of Acontius-class motor torpedo boat tender

U.S. National Archives #80-G-453343


Specifications:


Tonnage 9075 deadweight tons
Dimensions 417'9" by 60' by 27'6"
127.3m by 18.3m by 8.4m
Maximum speed       14 knots
Complement
289
Armament
1 5"/38 DP gun
4x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
12 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft Allis Chalmers geared turbine (4000 shp)
2 Babcock and Wilcox boilers
Bunkerage
940 tons fuel oil
360 barrels diesel oil
105,000 gallons gasoline
Cargo capacity
11,310 measurement tons


The Acontius-class motor torpedo boat tenders were completed 1944-45. They were Maritime Commission standard C-1 cargo ships converted to naval auxiliaries by installing boat cradles on their forward decks under their 50-ton main booms, which were easily capable of lifting a 39-ton PT boat. None were lost during the war.


Units in the Pacific:

Acontius      
Arrived 1944-9
Cyrene
Arrived 1944-11-7

References

DANFS

NavSource (accessed 2011-2-17)



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