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Naval History and Heritage Command #NH 102884
|Tonnage||4751 tons light
8450 tons fully loaded
||386' by 53' by 23'
117.7m by 16.2m by 7.0m
|Maximum speed||12.5 knots|
|Armament||4 3"/50 AA guns
9 machine guns
||2-shaft diesel (3460 shp)
|Bunkerage||800 tons fuel oil|
|Range||4500 nm (7200km) at 20 knots|
||Light antiaircraft eventually upgraded to 8 20mm Oerlikon AA guns.
The William Ward Burrows
was a former Grace Line
ship, Santa Rita, taken
into the Navy in 1940 as a troop transport. When war broke
she was two days west of International Date Line en route to Wake, carrying 33 Marines, 60
sailors, 55 civilians, and 1819 tons of cargo, and towing a barge
(which reduced her speed to 8.5 knots).
ONI 222 (1945-9-1)
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