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Cascade, U.S. Destroyer Tender


U.S. Navy, Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 3046-43.


Specifications:


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
Maximum speed     
18 knots
Complement 826
Armament 2 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
4 3"/50 AA guns
2x4 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft General Electric geared turbine (8500 shp)
2 Foster-Wheeler boilers
Modifications
Antiaircraft battery eventually upgraded to 4x1 5"/38 guns, 3x2 40mm Bofors AA guns, and 2x4 20mm guns

Cascade was 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.

References

DANFS (accessed 2008-1-26)

NavSource.org (accessed 2010-1-18)



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