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Aristaeus Class, U.S. Battle Damage Repair Ships


Photograph of Aristaeus-class battle damage repair ship

U.S. Navy photograph

Schematic diagram of Aristaeus class battle damage repair ship

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage

3700 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 327' by 50' by 13'
99.7m by 15.2m by 4.0m

Maximum speed      

11.6 knots

Complement

260

Armament

1 3"/50 AA gun
2x4 40mm Bofors AA guns
8 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft diesel (1800 shp)

Cargo

2120 deadweight tons


The Aristaeus class ships were LSTs converted to repair ships for use at forward bases. They appear to have been capable of performing the heaviest repairs that could be carried out without dry docking. Conversion was performed on the ways and the ships were never fitted with bow ramps or ramp machinery.


Units in the Pacific:

Oceanus

arrived 1943-7-30
Nestor
arrived 1944-8-11

Aristaeus      

arrived 1943-8-15

Phaon

arrived 1943-9-10

Zeus

arrived 1944-5-29

Midas

arrived 1944-7-1
Ulysses arrived 1945-4-2


References

DANFS

NavSource.org (accessed 2009-12-6)

Robert (2007; accessed 2009-12-11)



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