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Bramble, 1943

WAGL-392

Call Sign- NODK

Nickname: "The Thorn of the Great Lakes"



Builder: Zenith Dredge Company, Duluth, MN

Builder's Number: bn CG-171

Cost: $925,464

Length: 180' oa

Beam: 37' mb

Draft: 12' (1945); 13'11" (1962)

Displacement: 935 fl (1945); 1025 fl (1962); 694 light (1962)

Keel Laid: 2 August 1943

Launched: 23 October 1943

Commissioned: 22 April 1944

Decommissioned: 22 May 2003

Propulsion: 1 electric motor connected to 2 Westinghouse generators driven by 2 Cooper-Bessemer-type GND-8, 4-cycle diesels; single screw

Top speed: 13.0 kts sustained (1945); 11.9 kts sustained (1966)

Economic speed: 8.3 kts (1945); 8.5 kts (1966)

Complement: 6 officers, 74 enlisted (1945); 3 officers, 2 warrants, 42 enlisted (1962)

Electronics:

Radar: SL-1(1945)

Sonar: WEA (1945)

Armament: 1-3"/50 (single), 2-20mm/80 (single), 2 depth charge tracks, 2 Mousetraps, 4 Y-guns (1945); None (1966)

 
     
 




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