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Liberty Tankers


Photograph of Armadillo-class mobile station tanker USS Stag

Naval Historical Center #NH 75821


Specifications:


Tonnage 3745 tons light
14,380 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 441'6" by 56'11" by 28'4"
134.57m by 17.35m by 8.64m
Maximum speed       11 knots
Complement 79
Machinery
1-shaft triple-expansion reciprocating engines (2500 shp)
Two boilers
Bunkerage 1700 tons fuel oil
Range 17,000 nautical miles (31,000 km) at 11 knots
Cargo
7100 tons


The Liberty tankers (Maritime Commission standard type Z-ET1-S-C3) were converted Liberty ships. About 62 such ships were built, a large fraction of which were commissioned by the U.S. Navy as Armadillo-class mobile station tankers.


References

American Merchant Marine at War (accessed 2009-6-2)
HyperWar (accessed 2009-6-1)


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