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Shasta
Shasta
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USS Shasta (AE-6), was a Lassen Class Ammunition Ship of US Navy

Laid down, 12 August 1940, initially as a C2 type cargo ship, at Tampa Shipbuilding Corp., Tampa, FL.
She was acquired by the Navy on 16 April 1941 and launched on 9 July 1941.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1969.
USS Shasta earned five battle stars for World War II service and one campaign star and the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation for Vietnam War service

Specifications:
Displacement 6.350 t.(lt) 14,225 t.(fl)
Length 459'
Beam 63'
Draft 25' 11"
Speed 15.3 kts. (trial)
Complement:
Officers 21
Enlisted 260
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Armament:
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four single 3"/50 cal gun mounts
two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
eight twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 415,000 Cu ft., 5,450 DWT
Fuel Capacity Diesel - 8,430 Bbls
Propulsion:
one Nordberg Diesel TSM219 engine
single Falk Main Reduction Gear
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 360Kw 120V/240V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 150Kw 120V/240V D.C.
single shaft, 6,000shp

Username Registered casamistretta
Shipowner US Navy
Ship manager
IMO Number AE 6
Type of ship Ammunition Ship
Year of build and builder Shipbuilding Corp., Tampa, FL., 1940
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Added on 19/02/2011
Dimension 800 x 589
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