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||3000 gross register tons
4700 deadweight tons
|Dimensions||342'0" by 46'11" by 20'0"
104.24m by 14.30m by 6.10m
|Maximum speed||14.5 knots|
|Range||4000 nautical miles (6400 km) at 12 knots
The 3Ds were standardized cargo vessels.
They were designed for mass production
rather than commercial economy,
like the American Liberty Ships.
However, they were a bit sturdier and faster than the 2Ds, which made them a bit
less vulnerable to submarines.
They had a single island aft of their four cargo hatches.
Only one of these ships was launched in 1945 before the surrender.
Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)
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