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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

DOYEN amphibious personnel transports (1943)

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
APA1 Doyen Consolidated, Wilmington 1941 9/7/1942 5/1943 for disposal 6/1946
APA11 Feland Consolidated, Wilmington 1941 10/11/1942 6/1943 for disposal 1946

 

Displacement standard, t

4351

Displacement full, t

6720

Length, m

123.5 wl 126.3 oa

Breadth, m

17.1

Draught, m

5.64

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Westinghouse geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

8000

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

oil 1772

Endurance, nm (kts) 9500(15)

Armament

4 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20, 2 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, 10 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

Sensors

presumably SF or SG or SH or SL or SO radar

Military load 14 LCVP, 1 LCPL, 1 LCPR, 400 t of cargo, 845 marines
Complement 472

Ship project history: USN military transport vessels were sectioned into two groups: for transportation of troops and for carriage of goods and technics. The majority of them were built on the basis of standard types 2, 3 and 4 and differed from usual cargo ships a little.

For delivery of troops and cargoes directly to a beaching place assault landing transport ships ( and ) served, which main difference from and 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 and . In February, 1943 reorganisation was done and assault transports have received indexation and .

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 and 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 () and Artemis () classes.

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classes, small landing parties and subversive groups were landed by fast landing transports (APD) converted from become outdated Wickes and Clemson classes destroyers and destroyer escorts of Buckley and Rudderow classes.

Doyen and Feland belonged to purpose-built type P1-S2-L2

Modernizations: None.

1/1946: 4 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20/21, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 10 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Naval service: No significant events.

Doyen

Ivan Gogin, 2014-15