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Xanthus Class, U.S. Repair Ships


Photograph of Xanthus-class repair ship

Naval History and Heritage Command #NH 96913.

Via Navsource.org


Specifications:


Tonnage 5801 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 441'7" by 56'11" by 27'7"
134.59m by 17.35m by 8.41m
Maximum speed       12.5 knots
Complement
1524
Complement 525
Armament 1 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
4 3"/50 AA guns
2x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
12 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft HOR triple expansion (2500 shp)
2 Babcock and Wilcox boilers
Bunkerage
1130 tons fuel oil
310 tons diesel fuel
Range
11,000 nautical miles (21,000 km) at 11 knots


The Xanthuses were completed in 1945. They were Liberty ships converted to use as repair ships.


Units in the Pacific:

Laertes Arrived 1945-5-13
Dionysus       Arrived 1945-6-15
Xanthus Arrived 1945-7-5


References

DANFS

NavSource.org (accessed 2012-6-30)



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