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Vulcan Class, U.S. Repair Ships


Photograph of USS Vulcan

U.S. Navy. Via NavSource.Org

Specifications:

Tonnage 9430 tons light
17,000 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 529'4" by 73'4" by 26'
161.34m by 22.35m by 7.92m
Maximum speed       19.2 knots
Complement
53 officers
1244 men
Armament 4x1 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
4x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
4 0.50 machine guns
Machinery
2-shaft geared turbines (11,000 shp)
4 Babcock and Wilcox boilers
Bunkerage
3300 tons


The Vulcans were modern purpose-build repair ships completed in 1941-1944. They were equipped with booms of up to 20 ton capacity, allowing them to do heavy repair work. Some of these units were still in commission at the time of the Gulf War of 1991.

Units in the Pacific:

Ajax
Completed 1943-10-30 (Los Angeles)     

Hector     
Completed 1944-2-7 (Los Angeles)
Jason
Completed 1944-6-19 (Los Angeles) Designated a heavy-hull repair ship (ARH)

Vulcan   

Arrived 1945-1


References

DANFS

NavSource.org


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