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VITUS BERING fishery protection vessel (1943/1948)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Vitus Bering (ex-Restorer)     Snow SY, Rockland, USA 25.3.1942 24.10.1942 6.10.1943 // 27.2.1948 stricken 8.1950


Technical data


Displacement standard, t 
Displacement full, t1615
Length, m

55.9

Breadth, m

11.3

Draught, m

4.25

No of shafts1
Machinery4 Hoover, Owens, Rentschler Co. 685A diesel generators, 1 electric motor
Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

diesel oil 200

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 75/55 M/34-38, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Electronic equipmentradar
Complement

65



Project history

Former USN rescue vessel, transferred to service in Greenland waters.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Vitus Bering was stricken after two-years service due to strong corrosion of the hull.