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Frederick Funston Class, U.S. Attack Transports


Photograph of Frederick Funston-class attack transport

US Navy. Via Navsource.org


Specifications:


Tonnage 10,067 tons light
14,700 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 492' by 69'6" by 27'3"
150m by 21.2m by 8.3m
Maximum speed       16.5 knots
Complement 509
Armament 1 5"/38 dual-purpose gun
2 3"/50 AA guns
2x4 1.1"/75 AA guns
16 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft turbine (8500 shp)
2 Foster and Wheeler boilers
Bunkerage
1800 tons fuel oil
13,844 gallons landing craft fuel
Range
13,000 nautical miles (24,000 km) at 15 knots
Passengers 1593
Cargo
1500 tons
Modifications
1.1" guns eventually replaced with 2x2 40mm Bofors AA guns


The Frederick Funstons were Maritime Commission type C3-S1-A3 cargo ships originally operated by the U.S. Army but turned over to the Navy for conversion to attack transports. Each carried 30 LCVPs and 2 LCMs.


Units in the Pacific:

James O'Hara     
Arrived 1944-3
Frederick Funston     
Arrived 1944-3


References

DANFS
Friedman (2002)

NavSource.org



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