Arcturus class attack cargo ship
The "Arcturus" class
attack cargo ships were converted from other ship types by Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.in Chester, Pennsylvania, Tampa Shipbuilding Co. in Tampa, Florida, and Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.in Kearny, New Jerseyduring World War II.
All these ships were built on the same standard hull design, but there were some differences from ship to ship:
The armament varied, as did that of the other ships of the day. During 1944-1945, the 5"/38 was recognized as the best gun for the dual role of
antiaircraftand naval gunfire support, and the 40 mm was seen as the best antiaircraft gun. The older 20 mm and .50 caliber guns had been recognized as of limited value, and were being phased out, though they appeared on some of these ships. The 20 mm's were later removed from all of them, but it is not clear just when this happened.
The complement varied as well, but the
DANFSfigures sometimes seem to confuse ship's company with embarked troops in determining a ship's complement.
* "Andromeda"-class attack cargo ship
* "Artemis"-class attack cargo ship
* "Charleston"-class amphibious cargo ship
* "Tolland"-class attack cargo ship
* List of attack cargo ships of the United States Navy (AKA)
* List of amphibious cargo ships of the United States Navy (LKA)
* [http://www.usmm.org/c2ships.html United States Maritime Commission C2 Type Ships]
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