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Admiral W.S. Benson Class, U.S. Transports


Photograph of Admiral-class transport

Navy Historical Center #83460

Schematic diagram of Admiral W.S. Benson class transport

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage

9679 tons standard displacement
10,120 tons fully loaded

Dimensions

608' by 75'6" by 29'
185.3m by 23.0m by 8.8m

Maximum speed      

19 knots

Complement

399 crew
4711 passengers

Armament

4 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
4x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
14x2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft General Electric turbo-electric (18,000 shp)
4 Combustion Engineering D-type boilers

Bunkerage

3900 tons fuel oil

Range

5800 nautical miles (9300 kilometers) at 15 knots

Cargo

100,000 cubic feet (2800 m3)

The Admirals were completed in 1944-1945 as troop ships based on Maritime Commission standard P2-SE2 -R1 hulls. They operated with Coast Guard crews. None were lost during the war, and all were turned over to the Army postwar.


Units in the Pacific:

Admiral W.S. Benson     
Completed 1944-8-23 (Alameda)
Admiral W.L. Capps Completed 1944-9-18 (Alameda)
Admiral R.E. Coonts Completed 1944-11-21 (Alameda)
Admiral E.W. Eberle Completed 1945-1-24 (Alameda)

Admiral C.F. Hughes      

Completed 1945-1-31 (Alameda)
Admiral H.T. Mayo
Arrived 1945-7-22
Admiral Hugh Rodman     
Completed 1945-7-10 (Alameda)


References

DANFS

Friedman (2002)

NavSource.Org (accessed 2012-8-22)



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