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|Tonnage||870 gross register tons
1608 deadweight tons
|Dimensions||210'11" by 31'2" by 15'2"
64.29m by 9.50m by 4.62m
|Maximum speed||11 knots|
|Range||2000 nautical miles (3200 km) at 9.5 knots
The 3TEs were standardized coastal
The design was standardized by the Ministry of Communications, with
assistance from the Navy Ministry, early in 1942, and was based on
uniform specifications adopted by several yards prior to the war. They were
designed for mass production rather than commercial economy,
like the American Liberty Ships.
The ships were based on the 3E
design but converted for tanker usage. They were notorious for the
unreliability of their diesel engines, which were based on an older
design and malfunctioned with astonishing frequency.
Eleven of these ships were completed in 1944.
Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)
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