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ANCON amphibious command ship (1938 / 1944)


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Ancon

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
AGC4 (ex-AP66) Ancon   Bethlehem, Quincy   24.9.1938 6/1939 // 4.1943 stricken 4.1946


Technical data


Displacement standard, t9946
Displacement full, t

13144

Length, m

150.3

Breadth, m

19.5

Draught, m

8.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Bethlehem geared steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

10000

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

oil 1186

Endurance, nm(kts)

10852(15)

Armament

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

Military load

6 LCVP, 4 LCPL, 2 LCPR, 2 LCC, 195 HQ persons

Electronic equipment

presumably SA or SC, SG, SK, SM radars

Complement707


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<i>Ancon</i>
Ancon


Project history

Former s/s of Panama Rail Road Co., acquired by Army in January 1942 and used as transport (in the Navy from August, 1942 as AP66). Ship was converted to AGC from February till April 1943.

Modernizations

None.

1/1946: 2 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 4 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 14 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, SA or SC, SG, SK, SM radars

Naval service

No significant events.