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Displacement 1,235 t.

Length 205'

Beam 38' 6"

Draft 15' 4"

Speed 16 kts.

Complement 85

Armament: 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, 3,600shp

Carib cleared Norfolk, Va., 3 September 1943 for duty under Commander, Service Force, Atlantic. She arrived at Recife, Brazil, 17 October, and through June 1944 operated along the coast of Brazilon local escort, towing and salvage duty. This important support aided in the successful antisubmarine and escort operations of the South Atlantic Force.


AT 82 Carib seen upon her commissioning July 1943. By Photo Stan Svec

AT 82 Carib seen at full speed

AT 82 Carib seen In Venezuelan Navy as Sebastian de Belacazar.


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