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Mizar Class, U.S. Provisions Storeships


Photograph of USS Mizar

Mare Island Naval Shipyard # 566-46. Via Navsource.org

Schematic diagram of Mizar class provisions storeship

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 6982 tons light
Dimensions 447' by 60' by 26'
136.25m by 18.29m by 7.92m
Maximum speed       18 knots
Complement
238
Armament 1 5"/38 dual-purpose gun
4 3"/50 AA guns
8 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft General Electric turboelectric (11,000 shp)
4 Babcock and Wilcox boilers
Bunkerage
1180 tons
Cargo 2815 tons
166,108 cubic feet (4704 m3) refrigerated


The Mizars were former United Fruit cargo vessels converted to provisions ships in 1941-42.


Units in the Pacific:

Talamanca     
1942-2-19

Mizar      

1942-6-17


References

DANFS

Navsource.org (accessed 2012-2-14)



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