Specifications


  • AE-1 USS Pyro
  • Pyro class Ammunition Ship:
  • Displacement: 10,600 tons (full load)
  • Length: 484'
  • Beam: 61'
  • Draft: 25'
  • Speed: 13 knots
  • Armament: 2 5"/51 DP; 4 3"/50 DP; 2x2 40mm; 8 20mm
  • Complement: 267
  • Cargo: 3,600 DWT
  • Geared turbine engines, twin screws, 5,600 hp
  • Built at Puget Sound Navy Yard and commissioned 1920
  • AE-24 USS Pyro
  • Nitro class Ammunition Ship:
  • Light Displacement: 10042 tons
  • Full Displacement: 15,981 tons full load
  • Dead Weight: 5939 tons
  • Overall Length: 512 feet
  • Waterline Length: 487 feet
  • Extreme Beam: 72 feet
  • Waterline Beam: 72 feet
  • Maximum Navigational Draft: 28 feet
  • Draft Limit: 29 feet
  • Speed: Approximately 20 knots
  • Power Plant: Two boilers, geared turbines, one shaft,
  • 16,000 shaft horsepower
  • Armament: Four three-inch/50-caliber guns
  • Complement: Officers: 19 - Enlisted: 330
  • Builders: Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point, MD
  • Launch Date: 05 November 1958
  • Commission Date: 24 July 1959
  • Decommission Date: 31 May 1994

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