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Antares, U.S. General Stores Issue Ship

Photograph of general stores issue ship Antares

U.S. Navy. Via Wikimedia Commons


Specifications:


Tonnage

11380 tons standard displacement

Dimensions

401' by 54' by 24'
122.2m by 16.5m by 7.3m

Maximum speed     

11 knots

Complement

197
Machinery
1-shaft General Electric Curtis turbine (2500 shp)
3 Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers
Bunkerage
980 tons
Modifications
Armed with 2 5"/51 guns, 4 3"/50 AA guns, 8 20mm Oerlikon AA guns by the end of the war.

The Antares was built in 1922 as a miscellaneous auxiliary. She was reclassified as a general stores issue ship in 1940.

Antares was present during the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was just entering the channel when a Catalina spotted a Japanese midget submarine attempting to follow her into the harbor. Ward was nearby and sank the midget submarine with gunfire and depth charges.

References

DANFS (accessed 2007-12-29)

Morison (1948)

Navsource.org (accessed 2012-12-1)



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