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Tryon Class, U.S. Evacuation Transports


Photograph of evacuation transport Tryon

U.S. Navy. Via NavSource.org


Specifications:


Tonnage 7100 tons light
9920 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 450'2" by 62' by 25'7"
137.21m 18.90m by 7.80m
Maximum speed       18 knots
Complement 455
Armament
1 5"/38 dual-purpose gun
4x2, 4x1 40mm Bofors AA guns
6x2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft General Electric geared turbine (8500 shp)
2 Foster-Wheeler boilers
Troop capacity
1,274
Patient capacity
700


The Tryons were Maritime Commission standard C2 cargo ships converted to evacuation transports. They could transport 1274 troops to a landing beach, then evacuate 700 casualties. Their most distinctive features were a large superstructure with a solarium surrounding the small funnel. They were fitted out with C3 machinery, boosting their speed to 18 knots.


Units in the Pacific:

Tryon
completed 1942-9-30 (Oakland)
Pinkney     
completed 1942-11-27 (Oakland)
Rixey      
completed 1942-12-30 (Oakland)


References

Friedman (2002)

NavSource.org (accessed 2009-5-19)



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