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Mount Hood Class, U.S. Munitions Ships


Photograph of Mount Hood-class munitions ship

National Archives #19-N-70330

Schematic diagram of Mount Hood class munitions ship

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 11,295 tons
Dimensions 459' by 63' by 28'
139.90m by 19.20m by 8.53m
Maximum speed       14 knots
Complement 267
Armament 15"/38 dual-purpose gun
4 3"/50 AA guns
4 40mm Bofors AA guns
16 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft General Electric geared turbine (6000 shp)
2 Babcock and Wilcox boilers
Bunkerage1670 tons fuel oil

Range

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

Cargo 7725 tons


The Mount Hoods were Maritime Commission C2-S-AJ1 hulls converted to use as munitions ships in 1944-45. Only those ships completed in time for service in the Pacific are listed here.

Mount Hood herself was destroyed when her cargo exploded at Seeadler Harbor on 11 November 1944.


Units in the Pacific:

Mount Hood      

Arrived 1944-8-28

Destroyed by cargo explosion 1944-11-11 at Seeadler Harbor

Wrangell

Arrived 1944-12-7


Firedrake
Arrived 1945-2-22

Vesuvius
Arrived 1945-3-12     


References

DANFS

Navsource.org (accessed 2011-4-39)



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