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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE - 162 SHIPS

39)AVP 9 SANDPIPER



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Specifications:


Displacement 1,350 t.


Length 187' 10".


Beam 35' 6".


Draft 13' 1".


Speed 12 kts.


Complement 75.


Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose mount.


Propulsion two 200psi saturated steam Babcock and Wilcox header boilers, one 1,400shp Harlan and Hollingsworth vertical triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, one shaft.


On 28 August 1942 , AM 51 Sandpiper cleared Boston harbor and sailed south to Brazil for duty with Fleet Air Wing 16. She arrived at Recife on 30 September and for the next nine months, served as a support ship carrying supplies to various bases along the Brazilian coast.


DANFS    DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS


 

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