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Argonne, U.S. Auxiliary


Photograph of USS Argonne

Naval Historical Center # NH 67497


Specifications:


Tonnage

11,400 tons standard displacement

Dimensions

448' by 58' by 24'
136.6m by 17.7m by 7.3m

Maximum speed      

13.5 knots

Complement

610

Armament

4 5"/51 guns
4 3"/50 AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft General Electric Curtis geared turbine (6000 shp)
6 Babcock and Wilcox boilers
Bunkerage
1440 tons
Modifications
Light antiaircraft of 12 20mm Oerlikon AA guns by the end of the war

The Argonne was built for the Navy in 1921 as a transport. She was reclassified as a miscellaneous auxiliary in 1940.  She was at Pearl Harbor during the attack that began the war, where her crew claimed a Japanese "Kate" shot down. She was also present at the Mount Hood disaster, but survived the war.

References

DANFS (accessed 2008-1-1)

NavSource.org (accessed 2012-5-25)



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