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Arctic Class, U.S. Provisions Storeships


Naval Historical Center # NH 1223

Schematic diagram of Arctic class provisions store ship

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage

6100 tons light displacement

Dimensions

417' by 53' by 23'
127.1m by 16.2m by 7.0m

Maximum speed      

11.5 knots

Complement

292

Armament

1 5"/51 gun
4 3"/50 AA guns
8 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft Fletcher-Parsons geared turbine (2800 shp)
4 Heine boilers

Bunkerage

1500 tons fuel oil

Cargo

3170 deadweight tons
153,956 cubic feet (4360 m3) refrigerated
90,977 cubic feet (2576 m3) unrefrigerated

The Arctics were completed in 1921 as purpose-built Navy provisions storeships. They had refrigerated holds for storing foodstuffs for replenishing the combat fleet.


Units in the Pacific:

Arctic

San Francisco

Boreas      

San Francisco

References

DANFS

NavSource.org (accessed 2007-4-27)


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