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|Tonnage||14,200 tons fully loaded
|Dimensions||492' by 69'6" by 21'10"
150.0m by 21.2m by 6.7m
|Maximum speed||16.5 knots|
1 3"/23 AA gun
|Machinery||1-shaft General Electric geared
turbine (8500 shp)|
2 Foster-Wheeler boilers
|Bunkerage||2841 tons fuel oil|
|Range||12,550 nautical miles (23,000km) at 15 knots|
||Armament upgraded to 1 5"/38 DP gun, 4 3"/50 AA guns, 2x2 40mm Bofors AA guns, and 10-20 20mm Oerlikon AA guns.
The Griffins were
completed in 1940-1942. They were Maritime Commission
merchant ships converted to use as submarine tenders. They had about
three-fourths the work capacity of the purpose-built tenders of the Fulton class.
ONI 222 (1945-9-1)
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