Type P1 ship

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USS Doyen
USS Feland

The Type P1 ship is a United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) designation for World War II passenger ships. P1 was used in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. Type P1 were the smallest of the P class ships, at 400 to 500 feet long. Two P1-S2-L2 ships were built for the Navy and used as attack transports (APA). Many P1 type ships were built on type C3-class ship hulls. [1] [2]

Ships in class[edit]

  • "P1-S2-L2 Doyen-class attack transport, two ships. The first American assault military transports. Made with a aft ramp for the launching of small landing craft or for the unloading of tanks.
  • Displacement standard: 4351 tons
  • Displacement full: 6,720 tons
  • Length: 123.5 m
  • Breadth: 17.1 m
  • Draught: 5.64 m
  • Shafts: 2
  • Engines: Westinghouse geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers
  • Power: 8,000 hp
  • Max speed: kts 19
  • Fuel, oil: 1772 tons
  • Endurance, nmiles: 9500 at 15 kts
  • Armament: 4 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20, 2 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1/2, 10 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4
  • Military load: 14 LCVP, 1 LCPL, 1 LCPR, 400 t of cargo, 845 marines
  • Complement Crew: 472


  • P1-S1-DR1 Windsor-class attack transport. In 1948 four ships were rebuilt as passenger & cargo ship
    • Dauphin APA# 97, MC#1675
    • Dutchess APA# 98 MC#1676
    • Queens APA# 03 MC#1677
    • Shelby APA# 105 MC#1678

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