Crater-class cargo ship

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USS Livingston AK-222
USS Livingston (AK-222)
Class overview
Operators:  United States Navy
Built: 1942–1944
In commission: 1942–1948
Completed: 63
General characteristics
Type: Cargo ship
Displacement: 4,023 long tons (4,088 t) light
11,565 long tons (11,751 t) full
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
Beam: 57 ft (17 m)
Draft: 30 ft (9.1 m)
Propulsion: Single-shaft, reciprocating engine, 1,950 hp (1,454 kW)
Speed: 11.5 knots (13.2 mph; 21.3 km/h)
Complement: 206
Armament: 1 × 5"/38 caliber gun
1 × 3"/50 caliber gun
2 × 40 mm guns
6 × 20 mm guns
or
1 × 5"/38 caliber gun
4 × 40 mm guns
12 × 20 mm guns

Crater-class cargo ship is a category of freighter that was constructed for use by the United States Navy during World War II under Maritime Commission EC2-S-C1 type.[1]

The class was named for the lead ship of its type, USS Crater (AK-70). There were a total of 62 ships of this class built, the largest count of U.S. Navy cargo ship classes.

The ships were propelled by a reciprocating steam engine using a single screw with a power of 1,950 hp (1,454 kW) shaft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crater Class, U.S. Cargo Ships". The Pacific War Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 

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