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Artemis Class, U.S. Attack Cargo Ships


Photograph of Artemis-class attack cargo ship

U.S. Navy. Via NavSource.org

Schematic diagram of Artemis class attack cargo ship

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage

4087 tons light displacement
6800 tons fully loaded

Dimensions

426' by 58' by 16'
129.8m by 17.7m by 4.9m

Maximum speed      

17.8 knots

Complement

321

Armament

1 5"/38 dual-purpose gun
4x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
10 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft turboelectric (6600 shp)
2 two-drum D boilers
Bunkerage
1300 tons fuel oil
16,340 gallons (61,900 liters) landing craft fuel
Range
9500 nautical miles (17,600 km) at 12 knots

Cargo

980 deadweight tons
104,948 cubic feet (2972 cubic meters)
Booms
2 30-ton
8 5 ton
Boats
2 LCM(3)
13 LCVP
1 LCPL

Passengers

252

The Artemises were completed in 1944-45 at the Providence, Rhode Island, shipyard of Walsh-Kaiser Co, Inc. They were given the Maritime Commission  standard type number S4-SE2-BE1. Manned by Navy crews, they were designed to land cargo on the beach during amphibious assaults. They were also capable of transporting a small number of troops. Their rather shallow draft of 16' (4.9m) was well-suited for coming close to shore to land men and equipment.


Units in the Pacific:

Artemis      

arrived 1944-9-15

Athene

arrived 1944-11-1

Aurelia

arrived 1944-11-15

Birgit

arrived 1944-11-28

Circe

arrived 1944-12

Corvus

arrived 1944-12-9
Devosa
arrived 1945-1-8

Hydrus

arrived 1945-1-14

Lacerta

arrived 1945-1-25

Lumen

arrived 1945-2-6

Medea

arrived 1945-2-17

Pamina

arrived 1945-3

Ostara

arrived 1945-3-8

Mellena

arrived 1945-4

Maury

arrived 1945-4-7

Roxane

arrived 1945-4-24

Polana

arrived 1945-5-17

Sappho

arrived 1945-6-4

Selinur

arrived 1945-6-4

Sirona

arrived 1945-7-11

References

DANFS

Friedman (2002)

NavSource.org (accessed 2009-12-23)


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