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Canopus (AD-33)

Assigned International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Charlie - Xray
Shenandoah Class Destroyer Tender:
  • Laid down, 15 March 1945, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Canceled, 12 August 1945
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Design Specifications:
    Displacement 11,755 t.(lt) 16,600 t.(fl)
    Length 492'
    Beam 69' 6"
    Draft 28'
    Speed 18.4Kts
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    two single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    twenty-two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 16,105Bbls
    Diesel 4,415Bbls
    one Westinghouse geared turbine engine
    two Foster and Wheeler D-type boilers 435psi 740°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    Ships Service Generators
    four 750Kw 450V A.C.
    two 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    one propeller, 8,500shp
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    Canopus 354k Photo of the G. B. Schmidt and A. P. Hart striking the first welds on Canopus (AD 33) during her keel laying ceremonies at Mare Island, 15 March 1945.
    File name: AD 33 1931-45, Navy Photo, 3/15/45
    Darryl Baker
    Canopus 418k Bow progress view of Canopus (AD 33) on the building ways at Mare Island, 1 July 1945.
    File name: AD 33 5079-45, Navy Photo, 7/1/45
    Darryl Baker
    Canopus 340k Stern progress view of Canopus (AD 33) on the building ways at Mare Island, 1 July 1945.
    File name: AD 33 5081-45, Navy Photo, 7/1/45
    Darryl Baker

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