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Acubens Class, U.S. General Stores Issue Ships


Photograph of Acubens-class stores issue ship

U.S. Navy photograph

Schematic diagram of Acubens class general stores issue ship

ONI 222

Specifications:

Tonnage

5240 tons light displacement
14,550 tons fully loaded

Dimensions

441'6" by 56'11" by 28'4"
134.57m by 17.35m by 8.64m

Maximum speed      

12.5 knots

Complement

193

Armament

1 5"/38 dual purpose gun
4 3"/50 AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft Iron Fireman triple-expansion reciprocating engines (2500 shp)
Two Babcock & Wilcox boilers
Bunkerage 2060 tons fuel oil
Range 17,000 nautical miles (31,000 km) at 11 knots
Cargo 5900 tons
220,166 cubic feet (6234 m3)

The Acubens were Liberty Ships chartered by the Navy on a bare-boat basis to serve as floating warehouses in distant ports.

Units in the Pacific:

Talita

completed 1944-3-4 (Portland)
Volans arrived 1944-5-18

Acubens

arrived 1944-8
Kochab arrived 1944-12-21
Hesperia       arrived 1945-5-25

Cybele

arrived 1945-6-14

Hecuba

arrived 1945-6-7

References

DANFS

NavSource (accessed 2007-3-17)


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