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Deucalion (AR-15)

Assigned International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Victor - Ybufirn
Amphion Class Repair Ship:
  • Laid down, circa 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (C2) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA.
  • Canceled, 12 August 1945
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 6,266 t.(lt) 16,900 t.(fl)
    Length 492'
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 27' 6"
    Speed 16.5 kts. (trial)
    Officers 67
    Enlisted 854
    Largest Boom Capacity
    30 t.
    two single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 16,205 Bbls
    Diesel 3,575 Bbls
    one Westinghouse steam turbine
    two Foster Wheeler D-type boilers, 435psi 740°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gear
    Ship's Service Generators
    four turbo-drive 750Kw 450V A.C.
    two turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    single propeller, 8,500shp
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    Deucalion 255k Deucalion (AR-15) (center) on the building ways at Tampa, FL., 17 August 1945 and Mars (AR-16) (right) in a less advanced state . This photo show their state of advancement when construction was canceled on 12 August. Prefabricated material, some of which is visible on the left, was also laid out in platen areas near the building ways for both ships.
    US National Archives photo # unknown, RG-19-LCM, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Robert Hurst

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