The Pacific War Online Encyclopedia
|Previous: Arctic Class, U.S. Provisions Storeships||Table of Contents||Next: ARGONAUT|
|7480 tons light displacement
14,225 tons fully loaded
|459' 1" by 63' by 25'9"
139.93m by 19.2m by 7.85m
|1 5"/51 gun
4 3"/50 AA guns
8 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
||1-shaft Sun Nordberg diesel (6000 shp)|
||1250 tons diesel fuel
|4410 deadweight tons
336,254 cubic feet (9522 m3)
||Most units eventually landed the 3" guns to make room for 4x2 40mm Bofors AA guns and 18 20mm guns.
Machinery varied somewhat, with some units having slightly different diesel machinery and later units having geared turbine machinery, a slightly lower speed (15.5 knots) and bunkeratge of 1630 tons fuel oil.
Commission standard C2-S-AJ3
vessels converted for use as
Navy cargo ships. The first two units were acquired in 1939 and were
among the most modern cargo ships operated by Navy crews when war broke
out. Additional units were acquired in 1942. Originally designated as
cargo ships, they were later
redesignated as attack
cargo ships, and equipped with 8 LCM(3)
and 12 LCVP, Winn davits, and
two quadrupod masts supporting 30- and 10-ton booms.
||Not technically an Arcturus, but a one-off C2 conversion with approximately the same characteristics.
|arrived 1942-12-25 |
NavSource.org (accessed 2007-4-27)
The Pacific War Online Encyclopedia © 2007-2009, 2011-2012 by Kent G. Budge. Index
Comment on this article