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|Tonnage||9,961 gross register tons
15,067 deadweight tons
|Dimensions||516'1" by 65'7" by 29'6"
157.30m by 19.99m by 8.99m
|Maximum speed||19 knots|
|Range||8000 nautical miles (12,900 km) at 16 knots
The 3TLs were standardized tankers. 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 2TLs, which made them a bit less vulnerable to submarines.
Three of these ships were launched in 1945 before the surrender. A fourth was taken in
hand for completion as an aircraft
carrier, but was never completed. A fifth was completed as a tanker
following the surrender.
Jentschura, Jung, and Mickel (1977)
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