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Lassen Class, U.S. Munitions Ships


Photograph of Lassen-class munitions ship

Mare Island Photo #365-45

Schematic diagram of Lassen class munitions ship

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage

6350 tons light
13,855 tons fully loaded

Dimensions

459' by 63' by 26'
140.0m by 19.2m by 7.9m

Maximum speed      

16 knots

Complement

281

Armament

1 5"/38 dual-purpose gun
1 3"/50 AA gun
4 40mm Bofors AA guns
16 20mm Oerlikon AA guns

Machinery
1-shaft Nordberg TSM219 diesel (6000 shp)
Bunkerage1670 tons fuel oil

Range

16,200 nautical miles (30,000 km) at 10.5 knots   

Dry cargo 5000 tons


The Lassens were Maritime Commission standard C2-Cargo hulls converted to use as munitions ships.


Units in the Pacific:

Lassen

San Francisco

Ranier

Arrived 1942-2-4

Shasta
Arrived 1942-11
Mauna Loa
Arrived 1943-12-26
Mazama
Arrived 1944-5-13

Mount Baker      

Arrived 1944-11-15

Akutan
Arrived 1945-4-16


References

DANFS

NavSource.org (accessed 2012-8-18)



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