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Delta Class, U.S. Repair Ships


Photograph of Delta class repair ship

National Archives #19-N-041743. Via Navsource.org


Specifications:


Tonnage 8975 tons light
14,500 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 490'6" by 69'6" by 23'6"
149.5m by 21.2m by 7.2m
Maximum speed       16.5 knots
Complement
1024
Armament
1 5"/38 dual-purpose gun
4x1 3"/50 antiaircraft guns
2x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft Newport News geared turbine (8500 shp)
2 Babcock and Wilcox boilers
Bunkerage
2100 tons


The Deltas were converted C3 class standard cargo vessels.

Units in the Pacific:

Briareus      
Arrived 1944-1-9
Delta      
Arrived 1945-6-22

References

Navsource.org (accessed 2011-5-10)



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