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Currituck Class, U.S. Seaplane Tenders


Photograph of Currituck-class seaplane tender

U.S. Navy

Schematic diagram of Currituck class seaplane tender

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 9090 tons light
15,092 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 541' by 71' by 22'
164.9m by 21.6m by 6.7m
Maximum speed       18 knots
Complement 1247
Armament 4 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
4x2, 3x4 40mm Bofors AA guns
20 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft Parsons geared turbine (12,000 shp)
4 Babcock and Wilcox boilers
Bunkerage 2340 tons fuel oil
278,030 gallons gasoline


The Curritucks were completed 1943-45. They closely resembled the earlier Curtisses.


Units in the Pacific:

Currituck arrived 1944-9-7
Norton Sound       completed 1945-1-8 (San Pedro)
Pine Island completed 1945-4-26 (San Pedro)


References

DANFS

NavSource.org (accessed 2012-3-17)



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