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U.S. NAVY 4th FLEET IN RECIFE * - THE 4th FLEET - 169 PAGES *

44)AVP 50 REHOBOTH



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Specifications:


Displacement 1,766 t.(lt) 2,750 t.(fl).


Length 311' 8".


Beam 41' 1".


Draft 13' 6".


Speed 18.6 kts.


Complement 215.


Armament two single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts, two dual 40mm gun mounts, four dual 20mm gun mounts.


Propulsion diesel, two shafts, 6,000hp.


Following shakedown off San Diego, AVP 50 Rehohoth transited the Panama Canal 25 April 1944 and reached Norfolk 14 May. Three days later she sailed for Casablanca carrying men and cargo of Blimp Squadron 14. Returning to Norfolk 9 June she carried cargo and personnel for FAirWing 7 in Britain, 6 July to 9 August, then sailed south to Recife reporting to ComFAirWing 16 for duty 31 August. She transported passengers and cargo between various Brazilian ports until 15 January 1945 when she departed Natal for Bristol, England, carrying personnel and cargo for ComFAirWing 7.


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