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Hyades Class, U.S. Provisions Storeships


Photograph of Hyades-class provisions storeship

National Archives, Seattle Branch, # NY8-2241


Specifications:


Tonnage 7700 tons light
13,893 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 469' by 63' by 27'6"
143.0m by 19.2m by 8.4m
Maximum speed       15.5 knots
Complement 252
Armament 1 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
4 3"/50 AA guns
12 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft General Electric geared turbine (6000 shp)
2 boilers
Bunkerage
1545 tons
Cargo 5500 deadweight tons


The Hyades were Maritime Commission C2-S-E1 hulls converted for use as provisions storeships.


Units in the Pacific:

Hyades arrived 1944-9-20
Graffias       arrived 1944-12-1


References

DANFS

NavSource.org

ONI 222 (1945-9-1)



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