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MOUNT MCKINLEY amphibious command ships (1944 - 1946)


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  Eldorado 1944

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
AGC7, 1.1969- LCC7 Mount McKinley (ex-Cyclone) 92 North Carolina SB, Wilmington // Philadelphia N Yd 7.1943 27.9.1943 5.1944 stricken 3.1970
AGC8 Mount Olympus (ex-Eclipse) 93 North Carolina SB, Wilmington // Boston N Yd, Charlestown 8.1943 3.10.1943 5.1944 stricken 6.1961
AGC9 Wasatch (ex-Fleetwing) 94 North Carolina SB, Wilmington // Norfolk N Yd, Portsmouth 8.1943 8.10.1943 5.1944 stricken 1.1960
AGC10 Auburn (ex-Kathay) 96 North Carolina SB, Wilmington // Bethlehem, Hoboken 8.1943 19.10.1943 7.1944 stricken 7.1960
AGC11, 1.1969- LCC11 Eldorado (ex-Monsoon) 97 North Carolina SB, Wilmington // Bethlehem, Brooklyn 1943 26.10.1943 8.1944 stricken 11.1972
AGC12, 1.1969- LCC12 Estes (ex-Morning Star) 98 North Carolina SB, Wilmington // Norfolk N Yd, Portsmouth 1943 1.11.1943 10.1944 stricken 7.1976
AGC13 Panamint (ex-Northern Light) 99 North Carolina SB, Wilmington // Todd, Hoboken 9.1943 9.11.1943 10.1944 stricken 7.1960
AGC14 Teton (ex-Witch of the Wave) 108 North Carolina SB, Wilmington // Bethlehem, Brooklyn 11.1943 5.2.1944 10.1944 stricken 6.1961
AGC15 Adirondack 196 North Carolina SB, Wilmington // Philadelphia N Yd 11/1944 13.1.1945 9.1945 stricken 6.1961
AGC16, 1.1969 - LCC16 Pocono 198 North Carolina SB, Wilmington // Boston N Yd, Charlestown 11/1944 25.1.1945 12.1945 stricken 12.1976
AGC17, 1.1969- LCC17 Taconic 201 North Carolina SB, Wilmington // Atlantic Basin IW, Portsmouth 12/1944 10.2.1945 1.1946 stricken 12.1976


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

8700

Displacement full, t

12560

Length, m

132.6 wl 139.9 oa

Breadth, m

19.2

Draught, m

7.60 full load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

AGC7-10, 14: 1 set General Electric geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

AGC11-13, 15-17: 1 set General Electric geared steam turbines, 2 Combustion Engineering boilers

Power, h. p.

6600

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

oil 3273

Endurance, nm(kts)

43948(12)

Armament

AGC7 - 14: 2 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 12, 4 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1.2, 14 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

AGC15, 16: 2 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 12, 4 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1.2, 12 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

AGC17: 2 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 4 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 12 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Military load

2 LCVP, 4 LCPL, 2 LCPR, 2 LCC, 336 persons of HQ

AGC15 - 17: 4 LCPL, 1 LCPR, 317 persons of HQ

Electronic equipment

presumably SA or SC or SR, SG or SU, SK, SM or SP radars

Complement

1063



Standard scale images


<i>Mount McKinley </i>1963
Mount McKinley 1963
<i>Estes </i>1970
Estes 1970


Graphics


  <i>Eldorado</i> 1944
  Eldorado 1944


MOUNT MCKINLEY amphibious command ships (1944-1946)