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USS Alamance (AKA-75)


Attack Cargo Ship


USS Alamance served as an attack cargo ship during World War 2 - decommissioned in 1946 and serving in merchant life until 1971.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/19/2017
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Specifications


Year: 1944
Ships-in-Class: 33
Named Ships: Tolland (AKA-64); Shoshone (AKA-65); Southampton (AKA-66); Starr (AKA-67); Stokes (AKA-68); Suffolk (AKA-69); Tate (AKA-70); Todd (AKA-71); Caswell (AKA-72); New Hanover (AKA-73); Lenoir (AKA-74); Alamance(AKA-75); Torrance (AKA-76); Towner (AKA-77); Trego (AKA-78); Trousdale (AKA-79); Tyrrell (AKA-80); Valencia (AKA-81); Venango (AKA-82); Vinton (AKA-83); Waukesha (AKA-84); Wheatland (AKA-85); Woodford (AKA-86); Duplin (AKA-87); Ottawa (AKA-101); Prentiss (AKA-102); Rankin (AKA-103); Seminole (AKA-104); Skagit (AKA-105); Union (AKA-106); Vermilion (AKA-107); Washburn (AKA-108); San Joaquin (AKA-109)
Complement: 395
Length: 459 ft (139.90 m)
Width: 63 ft (19.20 m)
Height: 26.3 ft (8.02 m)
Displacement (Surface): 15,900 tons
Propulsion: General Electric geared turbines developing 6,000 horsepower to 1 x shaft.
Speed (Surface): 16.5 kts (19 mph)
Operators: United States; Taiwan




Armament



1 x 5" /38 caliber deck gun
4 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft cannons (twin-gunned turrets).
16 x 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannons

Air Wing



None.
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