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U.S. Navy, Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3046-43.
|Tonnage||9260 tons light
16,900 tons fully loaded
|Dimensions||529'6" by 73'4" by 26'
161.39m by 22.35m by 7.92m
4 3"/50 AA guns
2x4 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
||1-shaft General Electric geared
turbine (8500 shp)
2 Foster-Wheeler boilers
||Antiaircraft battery eventually upgraded to 4x1 5"/38 guns, 3x2 40mm Bofors AA guns, and 2x4 20mm guns
completed 12 March 1943 at San
Francisco. She was converted from a Maritime Commission C3-S-A2 cargo ship. Her largest booms were capable of lifting 30 tons.
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