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|11380 tons standard displacement
|401' by 54' by 24'
122.2m by 16.5m by 7.3m
||1-shaft General Electric Curtis turbine (2500 shp)
3 Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers
||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.
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.
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