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Charles Lawrence Class, U.S. Fast Attack Transports


Photograph of Charles Lawrence-class fast attack transport

U.S. Navy. Via NavSource.org

Schematic diagram of Charles Lawrence class fast attack transport

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 1400 tons standard
Dimensions 306' by 37' by 12'
93.3m by 11.3m by 3.7m
Maximum speed       22.5 knots
Complement 201
Armament 1 5"/38 dual-purpose gun
6 40mm Bofors AA guns
6 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
2 depth charge rails
Machinery
2-shaft GEC turbines (12,000 shp)
2 boilers
Range
6000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 12 knots
Passengers 162


The Charles Lawrences were completed from 1944 to 1945. They were Buckley-class destroyer escort hulls converted to fast troop transport, with davits for four LCVPs.


Units in the Pacific:

Cofer
arrived 1944-10-10         

Kephart
arrived 1944-10-14

Barr
arrived 1944-11

Bates
arrived 1944-11-4
Sunk by aircraft 1945-5-25 off Okinawa

Blessman     

arrived 1944-11-13

Bunch

arrived 1944-12-26
Hopping
arrived 1944-12-27

Daniel T. Griffin
arrived 1945-1

Raymon W. Herndon     
arrived 1945-1-3

Loy
arrived 1945-1-8

Sims
arrived 1945-1-31

Charles Lawrence     
arrived 1945-2

Reeves
arrived 1945-2

Register     
arrived 1945-3-18

References

DANFS

NavSource.org (accessed 2012-8-24)

Worth (2001)



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