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Fulton Class, U.S. Submarine Tenders


Photograph of Fulton-class submarine tender

U.S. Navy

Schematic diagram of Fulton class submarine tender

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 15,034 tons standard
Dimensions 529'6" by 73'4" by 22'5"
161.39m by 22.35m by 6.83m
Maximum speed       15.4 knots
Complement 1273
Armament 4 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
2x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
12 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft diesel electric (11,200 shp)
Bunkerage
3800 tons
Modifications
Light antiaircraft had been increased to 4x2 40mm and 23 20mm guns by the end of the war


The Fultons were completed in 1940 through the end of the war. They were purpose-built in Navy yards to serve as submarine tenders.


Units in the Pacific:

Fulton San Diego
Sperry 1942-5-1 (Oakland)
Bushnell 1943-4-10 (Mare Island)
Orion 1943-9-30 (Oakland)
Proteus 1944-1-31 (Oakland)
Howard W. Gilmore       1944-5-24 (Mare Island)


References

DANFS

NavSource.org (accessed 2012-2-23)



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