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Otus, U.S. Destroyer Tender


Photograph of destroyer tender Otus

National Archives. Via NavSource.org


Specifications:


Tonnage 5775 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 417'9" by 60' by 27'6"
127.33m by 18.29m by 8.38m
Maximum speed       14 knots
Complement 644
Armament 1 5"/51 gun
4 3"/50 AA guns
Machinery
One shaft De Laval turbine (4000 shp)
Two Foster-Wheeler boilers


The Otus was completed in 1941 as a Maritime Commission standard C1-B cargo ship converted to a destroyer tender. It was at Mariveles when war broke out. Though slightly damaged in the Cavite raid, she escaped the Philippines debacle and survived the war.

References

DANFS (accessed 2008-2-15)

NavSource.org (accessed 2012-8-4)


 
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