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RANKIN / TOLLAND amphibious cargo ships (1944 - 1945)


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Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate Modification

AKA64

Tolland

130

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

4.1944

26.6.1944

9.1944

stricken 7.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA65

Shoshone

133

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

5.1944

17.7.1944

9.1944

stricken 7.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA66

Southampton

135

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

5.1944

28.7.1944

9.1944

stricken 7.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA67

Starr

137

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

6.1944

18.8.1944

9.1944

stricken 6.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA68

Stokes

139

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

6.1944

31.8.1944

10.1944

stricken 7.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA69

Suffolk

141

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

7.1944

15.9.1944

10.1944

stricken 7.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA70

Tate

143

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

7.1944

26.9.1944

11.1944

stricken 7.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA71

Todd

145

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

8.1944

10.10.1944

11.1944

stricken 7.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA72

Caswell

147

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

1944

24.10.1944

12.1944

stricken 6.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA73

New Hannover

148

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

8.1944

31.10.1944

12.1944

stricken 8.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA74

Lenoir

149

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

9.1944

6.11.1944

12.1944

stricken 6.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA75

Alamance

150

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

9.1944

11.11.1944

12.1944

stricken 7.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA76

Torrance

127

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

1944

6.6.1944

6.1944

stricken 7.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA77

Towner

128

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

4.1944

18.6.1944

6.1944

stricken 6.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA78

Trego

129

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

4.1944

20.6.1944

7.1944

stricken 6.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA79

Trousdale

131

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

4.1944

3.7.1944

7.1944

stricken 5.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA80

Tyrrell

132

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

5.1944

30.7.1944

7.1944

stricken 5.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA81

Valencia

134

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

5.1944

22.7.1944

8.1944

stricken 5.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA82

Venango

136

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

6.1944

9.8.1944

8.1944

stricken 5.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA83

Vinton

138

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

6.1944

25.8.1944

9.1944

stricken 6.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA84

Waukesha

140

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

7.1944

6.9.1944

9.1944

stricken 7.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA85

Wheatland

142

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

7.1944

21.9.1944

10.1944

stricken 5.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA86

Woodford

144

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

7.1944

5.10.1944

10.1944

stricken 5.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA87

Duplin

146

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

1944

17.10.1944

10.1944

stricken 5.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA101

Ottawa

189

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

10.1944

29.11.1944

2.1945

stricken 3.1947

Tolland subclass

AKA102

Prentiss

190

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

10.1944

6.12.1944

2.1945

stricken 6.1946

Tolland subclass

AKA103, 1.1969- LKA103

Rankin

193

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

10.1944

22.12.1944

2.1945

stricken 1.1977

Rankin subclass

AKA104, 1.1969- LKA104

Seminole

194

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

1944

28.12.1944

3.1945

stricken 9.1976

Rankin subclass

AKA105, 1.1969- LKA105

Skagit

187

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

9.1944

18.11.1944

5.1945

stricken 7.1969

Rankin subclass

AKA106, 1.1969- LKA106

Union

188

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

9.1944

23.11.1944

4.1945

stricken 1.1976

Rankin subclass

AKA107, 1.1969- LKA107

Vermilion

191

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

10.1944

12.12.1944

6.1945

stricken 1.1977

Rankin subclass

AKA108, 1.1969- LKA108

Washburn

192

North Carolina SB, Wilmington

10.1944

18.12.1944

5.1945

stricken 10.1976

Rankin subclass

AKA109

San Joaquin

265

Federal, Kearny

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cancelled 8.1945

Rankin subclass

AKA110

Sedgwick

266

Federal, Kearny

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cancelled 8.1945

Rankin subclass

AKA111

Whitfield

267

Federal, Kearny

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cancelled 8.1945

Rankin subclass



Technical data


Displacement standard, t

8635

Displacement full, t

13910

Length, m

132.6 wl 139.9 oa

Breadth, m

19.2

Draught, m

7.92 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 set General Electric geared steam turbines, 2 Combustion Engineering or Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

oil 1553

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

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

Military load

15 - 16 LCVP, 8 LCM(3), 1 LCP(L), 4450 t of cargo

Tolland class by 1945: 6 LCM(6), 2 LCM(3), 13 LCVP, 1 LCPL, 5275 t of cargo, 62 marines

Electronic equipment

presumably SF or SG or SH or SL or SO or SU radar

Complement

404



Graphics


<i>Suffolk</i>
Suffolk


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.

Ships of Tolland/Rankin classes were built in standard C2-S-AJ3 type hulls.

Modernizations

None.

1/1946: 1 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 4 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 16 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, SF or SG or SH or SL or SO or SU radar

Naval service

Tyrrell 2.4.1945 was damaged at Okinawa by kamikaze. Starr 9.4.1945 was damaged at Okinawa by Japanese suicide boat.



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