Type P1 ship

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USS Doyen (APA-1).jpg
USS Doyen
Class overview
Name: Type P1
Operators: United States
Planned: 6
Completed: 6
General characteristics
Type: Passenger ship
Displacement:
  • 4,351 tons standard
  • 6,720 tons full load
Length: 123.5 m (405 ft 2 in)
Beam: 17.1 m (56 ft 1 in)
Draft: 5.64 m (18 ft 6 in)
Installed power:
  • Westinghouse geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers
  • 8,000 hp (6,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2 shafts
Speed: 9,500 nmi (17,600 km; 10,900 mi) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Range: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Endurance: 1,772 tons fuel oil
Capacity:
Crew: 472
Armament:
  • 4 × single 76/50 Mk 20 guns
  • 2 × 2 - 40/56 Mk 1/2 guns
  • 10 × 1 - 20/70 Mk 4 guns
USS Feland

The Type P1 ship is a United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) designation for World War II passenger ships. P1 was used in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. Type P1 were the smallest of the P-class ships, at 400 to 500 feet (120 to 150 m) long. Two P1-S2-L2 ships were built for the Navy and used as attack transports (APA). Many P1 type ships were built on Type C3-class ship hulls. [1][2]

Ships in class[edit]

  • The P1-S2-L2 Doyen-class attack transports were a series of two ships. The first American assault military transports. Made with an aft ramp for the launching of small landing craft or for the unloading of tanks.
  • USS Doyen first in class
  • USS Feland

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