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Crescent City Class, U.S. Attack Transports


Photograph of Crescent City, an attack transport

U.S. Navy. Via Navsource.Org

Schematic diagram of Crescent City class attack transport

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 5386 displacement tons
7800 gross register tons
12,500 deadweight tons
Dimensions 492' by 69'6" by 28'6"
150m by 21.2m by 8.7m
Maximum speed       16.5 knots
Complement
534
Armament
1 5"/51 dual-purpose gun
4 3"/50 AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft General Electric geared turbine (8500 shp)
2 Foster-Wheeler boilers
Bunkerage
1935 tons
Passengers
1160
Modification
By war's end the ships were typically equipped with a 5"/38 in place of the 5"/50 and additional light antiaircraft armament of up to  2x2, 2x1 40mm Bofors AA guns and  14x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns.

The Crescent Citys were Maritime Commission standard C3 passenger and cargo ships converted to troop transports.


Units in the Pacific:

Crescent City     
arrived 1941-12
Calvert
arrived 1943-9
Monrovia
arrived 1943-9
Charles Carroll     
arrived 1943-12


References

DANFS
Friedman (2002)

NavSource.Org (accesssed 2009-5-16)

ONI 222 (1945-9-1)



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