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ASHEVILLE patrol gunboats (1920-1923)

Asheville 1918

No Name 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

 

Displacement normal, t

1575

Displacement full, t

1760

Length, m

68.6 wl 73.5 oa

Breadth, m

12.6

Draught, m

3.40

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbine, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

850

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

coal 420
Endurance, nm (kts) 2000

Armament

3 x 1 - 102/50 Mk IX

Military load 60 passengers
Complement

159

   

Ship 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.

Tacloban

Ivan Gogin, 2014-15