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Pyro Class, U.S. Munitions Ships



U.S. Navy


Specifications:


Tonnage 7025 tons light
10,600 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 484' by 61' by 25'
147.52m by 18.59m by 7.62m
Maximum speed       13 knots
Complement 267
Armament 2 5"/51 guns
4 3"/50 AA guns
4 40mm Bofors AA guns
8 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machnery
1-shaft Navy Yard Puget Sound geared turbine (5300 shp)
2 Babcock and Wilcox boilers
Bunkerage
1400 tons


The Pyros were completed in 1920-1921 at Bermerton as purpose-built munitions ships.


Units in the Pacific:

Pyro      

Pearl Harbor

Nitro     
Arrived 1944-10


References

DANFS

ibiblio.org (accessed 2012-5-28)

NavSource.org (accessed 2012-5-28)



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