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ARTEMIS amphibious cargo ships (1944 - 1945)


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Artemis

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
AKA21 Artemis 1882 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 11.1943 20.5.1944 8.1944 stricken 2.1947
AKA22 Athene 1883 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 1.1944 18.6.1944 9.1944 stricken 8.1947
AKA23 Aurelia 1884 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 2.1944 4.7.1944 10.1944 stricken 6.1946
AKA24 Birgit 1885 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 2.1944 18.7.1944 10.1944 stricken 5.1946
AKA25 Circe 1886 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 1944 4.8.1944 11.1944 stricken 5.1946
AKA26 Corvus 1887 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 1944 24.9.1944 11.1944 stricken 1946
AKA27 Devosa 1888 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 1944 12.10.1944 11.1944 stricken 1946
AKA28 Hydrus 1889 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 1944 28.10.1944 12.1944 stricken 6.1956
AKA29 Lacerta 1890 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 7.1944 10.11.1944 12.1944 stricken 1946
AKA30 Lumen 1891 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 7.1944 20.11.1944 12.1944 stricken 1946
AKA31 Medea 1892 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 8.1944 30.11.1944 1.1945 stricken 10.1946
AKA32 Mellena 1893 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 9.1944 11.12.1944 1.1945 stricken 7.1946
AKA33 Ostara 1894 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 10.1944 21.12.1944 1.1945 stricken 4.1946
AKA34 Pamina 1895 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 1944 5.1.1945 2.1945 survey ship AGS15 Tanner 5.1946
AKA35 Polana 1896 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 12.1944 17.1.1945 2.1945 stricken 5.1946
AKA36 Renate 1897 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 1944 31.1.1945 2.1945 survey ship AGS16 Maury 7.1946
AKA37 Roxane 1898 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 12.1944 14.2.1945 3.1945 stricken 7.1946
AKA38 Sappho 1899 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 12.1944 3.3.1945 3.1945 stricken 10.1946
AKA39 Sarita 1900 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 12.1944 23.2.1945 3.1945 stricken 2.1947
AKA40 Scania 1901 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 1.1945 17.3.1945 4.1945 stricken 9.1947
AKA41 Selinur 1902 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 1.1945 28.3.1945 4.1945 stricken 5.1946
AKA42 Sidonia 1903 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 2.1945 7.4.1945 4.1945 stricken 4.1946
AKA43 Sirona 1904 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 2.1945 17.4.1945 5.1945 stricken 7.1946
AKA44 Sylvania 1905 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 2.1945 25.4.1945 5.1945 stricken 2.1947
AKA45 Tabora 1906 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 3.1945 3.5.1945 5.1945 stricken 7.1946
AKA46 Troilus 1907 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 3.1945 11.5.1945 6.1945 stricken 7.1946
AKA47 Turandot 1908 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 3.1945 20.5.1945 6.1945 stricken 4.1947
AKA48 Valeria 1909 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 4.1945 29.5.1945 6.1945 stricken 4.1946
AKA49 Vanadis 1910 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 4.1945 8.6.1946 7.1945 stricken 6.1946
AKA50 Veritas 1911 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 4.1945 16.5.1945 7.1945 stricken 4.1946
AKA51 Xenia 1912 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 5.1945 27.6.1945 7.1945 stricken 9.1946, to Chile (Presidente Errázuriz)
AKA52 Zenobia 1913 Walsh-Kaiser, Providence 1945 6.7.1945 8.1945 stricken 11.1946, to Chile (Presidente Pinto)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

4087

Displacement full, t

6740

Length, m

121.9 wl 129.9 oa

Breadth, m

17.7

Draught, m

4.72

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Westinghouse turbine-generators, 2 electric motors, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

oil 1400

Endurance, nm(kts)

9500(12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 12, 4 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1.2, 10 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

Military load

13 LCVP, 2 LCM(3), 1 LCPL, 980 - 2900 t of cargo, 252 marines

Electronic equipmentpresumably SF or SG or SO or SU radar
Complement

303



Standard scale images


<i>Artemis</i> 1945
Artemis 1945


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<i>Artemis</i>
Artemis


Project history

USN military transport vessels were sectioned into two groups: АР for transportation of troops and АК for carriage of goods and technics. The majority of them were built on the basis of standard types С2, С3 and С4 and differed from usual cargo ships a little.

For delivery of troops and cargoes directly to a beaching place assault landing transport ships (АРА and АКА) served, which main difference from АК and АР consisted that they were extra equipped with disembarkation craft of LCVP, LCM and LCP (L) types; with their help delivery of people and cargoes to beach also was effected.

Originally similar ships were not outlined in own subclass and were registered as АР and АК. In February, 1943 reorganisation was done and assault transports have received indexation АРА and АКА.

Two ships of Doyen class, projected even on the eve of war for landing operations in Caribbean basin, became the first American assault military transports. The overwhelming majority of remaining АРА and АКА has been converted from merchant cargo and cargo-passenger vessels or constructed in hulls of standard cargo vessels built by the big series in days of war. An exception were specially projected as assault transports Gilliam (АРА) and Artemis (АКА) classes.

Besides the large landing transport ships of АРА and АКА classes, small landing parties and subversive groups were landed by fast landing transports (APD) converted from become outdated Wickes and Clemson classes destroyers and destroyer escorts of Buckley and Rudderow classes.

Artemis class ships were purpose-built S4-SE2-BE1 type.

Modernizations

None.

1/1946: 1 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 4 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 10 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, SF or SG or SO or SU radar

Naval service

No significant events.