The Cascade Range is a northward extension of the Sierra Nevada mountains across Oregon and Washington, into British Columbia
|Cascade Class Destroyer
Tender: hull type
Laid down at Western Pipe & Steel Co., San Francisco, CA
Commissioned 12, March 1943 - Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register November 1974
Dismantled by Defense Reutilization & Marketing Service, 1 October 1975
Displacement: 9,260 lt Dimensions: Length 492' Beam 69' 9" Draft 27' 6"
Speed (kts.): 18.4 kts Complement Off 62 enlisted 795
Armament:  5"/38  Twin 40mm AA guns  Quad 20mm AA guns
Propulsion:  GE Turbine  F & W Boilers
Double Reduction Gear with  propeller, 8,500shp.
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Port Crane before it was removed
USS Cascade (AD-16) off Navy Yard Mare Island, 28 April 1943, after reduction of topside weight. Two 5"/38 guns have been removed and the heavy cranes have been replaced with booms