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Dobbin Class, U.S. Destroyer Tenders


Photograph of Dobbin-class destroyer tender with destroyers alongside

Naval Historical Center # NH 61556


Specifications:


Tonnage 12,450 tons standard
Dimensions 483'10" by 61' by 24'2"
147.47m by 18.59m by 7.37m
Maximum speed       13.5 knots
Complement 514
Armament 4 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
8 40mm Bofors AA guns
12 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft Parsons geared turbine (7000 shp)
4 Thorny boilers
Bunkerage
2800 tons


The Dobbins were completed in 1924 as purpose-built tenders. Their largest booms had a capacity of 15 tons.


Units in the Pacific:

Dobbin Pearl Harbor
Whitney       Pearl Harbor


References

DANFS

NavSource.org (accessed 2010-1-20)


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