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Pastores Class, U.S. Provisions Storeships


Photograph of Pastores-class provisions storeship

Naval Historical Center #66854-A


Specifications:


Tonnage 12,650 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 486'6" by 55' by 26'
148.29m by 16.76m by 7.92m
Maximum speed       14.5 knots
Complement
257
Armament 1 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
4 3"/50 AA guns
8 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft quadruple expansion reciprocating (6500 shp)
3 Yarrow boilers
Bunkerage
1670 tons
Capacity 3525 tons
158,250 cubic feet (4481 m2) refrigerated
17,080 cubic feet (484 m2) unrefrigerated


The Pastores were former United Fruit cargo vessels converted to provisions ships in 1942-43. They were equipped with 20-ton booms and refrigerated cargo spaces. Pastores was built in 1913 and had also been chartered by the Navy during the First World War.


Units in the Pacific:

Pastores      

Arrived 1943-11


References

DANFS

Navsource.org



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