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Tangier Class, U.S. Seaplane Tenders


Photograph of USS Tangier

National Archives #19-N-25362


Specifications:


Tonnage 5300 tons light
17,606 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 492' by 69'6" by 28'6"
150.00m by 21.18m by 8.69m
Maximum speed       16.5 knots
Complement 1075
Armament 2 3"/50 AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft geared turbine (8500 shp)
2 Foster-Wheeler boilers


The Tangiers were standard Maritime Commission C3-Cargo hulls converted to use as seaplane tenders. They were equipped with booms of maximum lift up to 30 tons.


Units in the Pacific:

Tangier

Pearl Harbor

Chandeleur      

Arrived 1942-11-19


References

DANFS



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