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Terror, U.S. Minelayer


Photograph of USS Terror

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Schematic diagram of Terror class minelayer

ONI 222


Specifications:


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
Complement 481
Armament 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
4x4 1.1"/75 antiaircraft guns
900 mines
Machinery
2-shaft General Electric geared turbine (22,000 shp)
Bunkerage
1834 tons
Range
10,000 nautical miles (18,500 km) at 15 knots
Modifications
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.

References

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navalhistory.flixco.info (accessed 2012-2-4)

Navsource.org (accessed 2011-4-23)

Worth (2001)



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