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|Tonnage||5875 tons light
9040 tons fully loaded
|Dimensions||455'5" by 60'2" by 20'
138.81m by 18.34m by 6.10m
|Maximum speed||20 knots|
4x2 40mm Bofors antiaircraft guns
20x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
||2-shaft General Electric geared turbine (22,000 shp)
4 Combustion Engineering 2-drum boilers
||Light antiaircraft upgraded to 16 40mm Bofors AA guns,|
The Catskills were laid down as Terror class minelayers, but were converted as vehicle landing ships by converting the mine deck to a vehicle deck with a very large ramp at the stern. They carried 44 DUKWS.
The ships were not considered a success, having limited cargo space and a disappointingly small vehicle capacity.
||Completed 1944-6-30 (Portland)
||Completed 1944-9-23 (Portland)|
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