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U.S.Navy. Via NavSource.org
|Tonnage||852 tons light
1360 tons fully loaded
|Dimensions||165'6" by 33'4" by 15'6"
50.44m by 10.16m by 4.72m
|Maximum speed||12 knots|
2x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
|Machinery||1-shaft triple-expansion reciprocating (1600 shp)
Rescue ocean tugs were wooden-hulled vessels designed to rescue merchant sailors along convoy lanes. About 140 were completed in 1943-1945. Of these, fourteen were given to the British as Lend-Lease and the majority of the rest served in the European theater. Most never received a name and were identified only by their hull number.
NavSource.org (accessed 2009-6-8)
ONI 222 (1945-9-1)
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