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Mettawee-class gasoline tanker
USS Mettawee;09201701
Class overview
Name: Mettawee
Completed: 34
General characteristics
Type: Gasoline Tanker
Displacement: 2,280 tons (fully loaded)
Length: 221 ft (67 m)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: One screw, diesel engines, 720 hp
Speed: 9.5 knots (18 km/h)
Complement: 58
Armament:

One 3"/50 caliber gun Two Bofors 40 mm gun

Three Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

The Mettawee-class gasoline tanker was a class of small gasoline tankers based on the Maritime Commission standard T1-M-A2 hull that served in World War II. The ships were completed between 1943 and 1945. Despite being charged with the dangerous task of carrying a highly volatile cargo into battle, none of the Mettawee-class tankers were destroyed, but the USS Sheepscot capsized near Iwo Jima on 6 June 1945.

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