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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Assigned International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Whiskey - Bravo
Amphion Class Repair Ship:
Laid down, circa 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (C2) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract at Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Inc, Tampa, FL.
Canceled, 12 August 1945
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 6,266 t.(lt) 16,900 t.(fl)
Beam 69' 6"
Draft 27' 6"
Speed 16.5 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
two single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
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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||Mars (AR-16) (right) in a less advanced state than Deucalion (AR-15) (center) on the building ways at Tampa, FL., 17 August 1945. 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.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Last Updated 18 September 2009
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