USS Cascade AD-16

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 (C3-S-A2)
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: [4] 5"/38   [3] Twin 40mm AA guns  [2] Quad 20mm AA guns
Propulsion:  [1] GE Turbine  [2] F & W Boilers
Double Reduction Gear with [1] 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



Music by TIM BARRON SM3 1968-70 USS Kawishiwi AO-146