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Photo US Navy by Allan Owen.

Built  1943

Displacement 1,646 t.(fl)

Length 205'

Beam 38' 6"

Draft 15' 3"

Speed 16 kts.

Complement 8 Officers, 68 Enlisted


One single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two twin 40mm AA gun mounts, two single 20mm AA gun mounts

Propulsion diesel-electric, four General Motors 12-278A diesel main engines driving four General Electric generators and three General Motors 3-268A auxiliary services engines, single screw, 3,600 shp

On 14/Sep/43, ATF 81 Bannock departed Trinidad towing one Floating Drydock (YFD 27 or YFD 38), in company of two Four stacks Destroyers, along with AT-82 CARIB. On 26 Sep, the ships crossed the Equator arriving at Natal at 7 Oct/43. Both ships under the Fourth Fleet underwent an active role in gunnery practice with ships of both US and Brazilian Navy including one submarine.


In the picture Bannock is seen at harbor. Photo. 


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