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USS Alamance (AKA-75) Attack Cargo Ship (United States)

USS Alamance served as an attack cargo ship during World War 2 - decommissioned in 1946 and serving in merchant life until 1971.

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USS Alamance (AKA-75)

Service Year: 1944
Type: Attack Cargo Ship
National Origin: United States
Ship Class: Tolland-class
Number-in-Class: 33

Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

Complement (Crew): 395
Length: 459 feet (139.90 meters)
Beam (Width): 63 feet (19.20 meters)
Draught (Height): 26.3 feet (8.02 meters)

Surface Displacement: 15,900 tons

Installed Power and Base Performance

Engine(s): General Electric geared turbines developing 6,000 horsepower to 1 x shaft.

Surface Speed: 16.5 knots (19 mph)

Armament / Air Wing

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

Aircraft: None.

Global Operators

United States; Taiwan

Ships-in-Class / Group (33)

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)

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