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|Tonnage||8642 tons standard displacement
|Dimensions||453'10" by 60'2" by 19'7"
138.33m by 18.34m by 5.97m
|Maximum speed||20 knots|
4x4 1.1"/75 antiaircraft guns
||2-shaft General Electric geared turbine (22,000 shp)
||10,000 nautical miles (18,500 km) at 15 knots
||Light antiaircraft upgraded to 4x4 40mm Bofors AA guns, 14 20mm Oerlikon AA guns|
The Terror, completed in 1942, was the U.S. Navy's only purpose-built minelayer. She could carry and emplace an enormous number of mines. However, converted minelayers had proven adequate and the hulls of the Terror's two planned sisters were converted to badly-needed landing ships.
Terror was committed to the Pacific and transited the Panama Canal on 10 October 1943.
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