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Sumter Class, U.S. Attack Transports


Photograph of USS Sumter

U.S. Navy. Via Friedman (2002)

Schematic diagram of Sumter class transport

ONI 222


Specifications:

Tonnage 13,910 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 468'8" by 63' by 23'3"
142.8m by 19.2m by 7.1m
Maximum speed       16.5 knots
Complement 449 crew
1563 troops
Armament
2 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
4x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
10x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft geared turbine (6000 shp)
2 boilers
Bunkerage
1233 tons
Cargo 170,000 cubic feet (4800 cubic meters)
1300 tons

The Sumters were standard Maritime Commission C2 cargo vessels converted to attack transports (as standard type C2-S-E1) and closely resembled the Ormsbys. They were equipped with 5 LCMs and 19 LCVPs. None were lost in the Pacific.

Units in the Pacific:

Sumter     
Arrived 1943-10
Wayne Arrived 1943-10-22
Warren     
Arrived 1943-11-5
Baxter
Arrived 1944-6-27

References

DANFS
Friedman (2002)

ONI 222 (1945-9-1)



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