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Dixie Class, U.S. Destroyer Tenders


Photograph of Dixie-class destroyer tender

U.S. Navy

Schematic diagram of Dixie class destroyer tender

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 17,176 tons standard
Dimensions 530'6" by 73'3" by 25'
161.70m by 22.33m by 7.62m
Maximum speed       18.5 knots
Complement 1262
Armament 4 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
3x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
23 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft Parsons geared turbine (11,000 shp)
4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers
Bunkerage
2324 tons
Modifications
The light antiaircraft specified for this class was likely installed after war broke out.


The Dixies were completed from 1940 to 1944 as purpose-built tenders. They were large, fast ships well suited for service in the modern fleet train.


Units in the Pacific:

Dixie Mare Island
Prairie arrived 1943-11
Piedmont arrived 1944-3-13
Sierra arrived 1944-5-25
Yosemite       arrived 1944-8-13


References

DANFS

ONI 222 (1945-9-1)



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