USS Rainier AE-5



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HISTORY

Cargo Capacity
387,000

Fuel Oil Capacity
10,925 Bbls, NFSO

RAINIER  -  A Volcanic Mountain in the state of Washington.

Exploded, 10 November 1944 at  Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands
Lassen Hood Class Ammunition Ship: Laid down, as SS Rainbow a Maritime Commission type (C2-T Cargo) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 124) at Tampa Shipbuilding Corp., Tampa, FL
Commissioned 21 Dec. 1941    -     Decommissioned 30 April 1946
Recommissioned 25 May 1951 after being San Diego Reserve Fleet
Decommissioned and Struck 7 Aug.1970 - Recycled at Union Minerals & Alloys Corp. September 1971

Specifications:   Displacement; 6,350 lt.  Length; 459'   Beam; 63'  Draft; 25' 11"
Speed: 15.3 kts. -  Complement:  Officers 21, Enlisted 260 
Armament
: [4] 3"/50 gun mounts [1] single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
[2] twin 40mm AA gun mounts [8] single 20mm AA gun mounts
Propulsion; [2] Nordberg TSM219 Diesel engines single Falk Reduction Gear
Single Propeller, 6,000 shp




Amidships plan view of USS Rainier (AE-5) at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 15 June 1943.
US Navy Yard Mare Island photo # AE-5 4389-43, 6/15/43.




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