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Klondike-class destroyer tender

USS Klondike (AD-22) at anchor in August 1945 (NH 107747).jpg
USS Klondike, in 1945
Class overview
Operators:  United States Navy
Preceded by: Hamul class
Succeeded by: Shenandoah class
Completed: 4
Retired: 4
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer tender
Displacement:

8,165 long tons (8,296 t) Light

11,755 long tons (11,944 t) full load
Length: 492 ft (150 m)
Beam: 69 ft (21 m)
Draft: 27 ft 3 in (8.31 m)
Propulsion: Geared turbines, 8,500 shp (6,338 kW)
Speed: 18.4 knots (34.1 km/h; 21.2 mph)
Complement: 826
Armament:

• 1 × 5 in (130 mm) caliber gun • 4 × 3 in (76 mm) caliber guns • 4 × 40 mm AA guns

• 20 × 20 mm guns

The Klondike-class destroyer tender was a class of ships that served the United States Navy from 1945 to 1970.

History

The Klondike-class destroyer tenders were modified United States Maritime Commission Type C3-class ships. All four ships were built at Todd Pacific Shipyards in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California. None of the ships saw service during World War II, Everglades directly entered the Reserve Fleet. All ships were recommissioned during the Korean War, Klondike was redesignated as a repair ship in 1960.[1]

Ships in class

 Name   Number   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Decommissioned   Status   DANFS   NVR 
Klondike AD-22 Todd, San Pedro 12 August 1944 30 July 1945 15 December 1970 AR-22 1960; sold for scrap 8 May 1975 [1] [2]
Arcadia AD-23 Todd, San Pedro 19 November 1944 13 September 1945 1 July 1973 Sold for scrap 1 August 1974 [3] [4]
Everglades AD-24 Todd, San Pedro 28 January 1945 25 May 1951 15 August 1970 Sold for scrap 4 September 1991 [5] [6]
Frontier AD-25 Todd, San Pedro 25 March 1945 2 March 1946 28 June 1968 Sold for scrap 1 July 1974 [7] [8]

References

  1. ^ Paul H. Silverstone: U.S. Warships of World War II. Ian Allan Ltd., Shepperton, Surrey (UK), 1965. ISBN 0-7110-0157-X. p. 285.