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U S NAVY 4th FLEET AT RECIFE - SHIP INDEX 1

6)AKS 4 POLLUX



Photo www.navsource.org  By Darryl Baker


Specifications:


Displacement 7,350 t.(lt) 13,910 t.(fl)


Length 459' 2"


Beam 63'


Draft 26' 5"


Speed 17 kts.


Complement 315


Armament: One 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount. Four 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts


Propulsion steam turbine, single shaft, 6,000shp


After a shakedown cruise, Pollux operated as a unit of the Service Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. She supplied forces afloat and Allied bases at GuantanamoCubaSt. Thomas, Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Trinidad and Jamaica, West Indies; ColonPanamaCanal Zone; Recife and BahiaBrazil; and Bermuda. She operated out of the East Coast ports of New YorkBayonneBaltimore and Norfolk.



 

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