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|Tonnage||17,176 tons standard|
|Dimensions||530'6" by 73'3" by 25'
161.70m by 22.33m by 7.62m
|Maximum speed||18.5 knots|
3x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
23 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
||2-shaft Parsons geared turbine
4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers
||The light antiaircraft specified for this
class was likely installed after war broke out.
The Dixies were completed from 1940 to 1944 as purpose-built tenders. They were large, fast ships well suited for service in the modern fleet train.
ONI 222 (1945-9-1)
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