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Tacloban

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
PG21 Asheville   Charleston N Yd 6/1917 4.7.1918 7.1920 sunk 3.3.1942
PG22 Tulsa, 12.1944- Tacloban   Charleston N Yd 12.1919 25.8.1922 12.1923 stricken 4.1946


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

1575

Displacement full, t1760
Length, m

68.6 wl 73.5 oa

Breadth, m

12.6

Draught, m

3.40

No of shafts1
Machinery

1 set Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

850

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, tcoal 420
Endurance, nm(kts)2000
Armament

3 x 1 - 102/50 Mk IX

Military load60 passengers
Complement

159



Standard scale images


<i>Asheville</i> 1918
Asheville 1918


Graphics


<i>Tacloban</i>
Tacloban


Project history

These were the last conventional gunboats built for the US Navy, the later Erie and Charleston were conceived partly as small cruisers. They were modified  Sacramentos, the major changes being quarters for about 60 more enlisted men and 4 rather than two boilers. The lines followed those of the earlier ship, but a 4.6m section was added amidships.

Modernizations

1942, both: + 4 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20

1.1946, PG22: 3 x 1 - 102/50 Mk 12, 4 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20

Naval service

Asheville 3.3.1942 was sunk S off Java by Japanese destroyers Arashi and Nowaki.