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Keokuk, U.S. Net Tenders


Photograph of Aloe-class net tender

NavSource.org


Specifications:


Tonnage 6150 tons standard
Dimensions 353' by 57' by 17'
107.6m by 17.4m by 5.2m
Maximum speed       12 knots
Complement
278
Armament
3 3"/50 dual-purpose gun
2x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
4 0.50 machine guns
2 0.30 machine guns
Machinery
2-shaft triple expansion engines (2700 shp)
4 Scotch single ended cylindrical boilers

The Keokuk was an elderly merchant ship (laid down in 1914) converted to a net tender/minelayer and dispatched to the Pacific in December 1943. She mostly operated as a net tender, being capable of carrying at least 10,000 feet (3000m) of antisubmarine net.

References

DANFS (accessed 2009-4-20)
NavSource.Org (accessed 2009-4-20)



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