Allied Warships

Destroyer tenders

Altair class

2 ships

The destroyer tender USS Denebola (AD 12) of the US Navy.

Technical information

TypeDestroyer tender
Displacement6250 BRT 
Length424 feet 
Complement481 men 
ArmamentAs designed;
4 5" guns (4x1)

As modified later in the war;
4 3" AA guns (4x1)
8 40mm AA (4×2)
12 20mm AA (6×2) 

Max speed10.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbine, 1 shaft 
Power2500 HP 
Notes on class 

US Navy US Navy ships of the Altair class

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USS Altair (AD 11)
USS Denebola (AD 12)

2 Destroyer tenders of the Altair class.

See all US Navy Destroyer tender classes.

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