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1957 WESTPAC TOUR STATISTICS



USS TORTUGA

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The USS Tortuga (LSD-26) was laid down on 16 October 1944 by the Boston Navy Yard, launched on 21 January 1945;sponsored by Mrs. George D. Payne, and commissioned on 8 June 1945, Lt. Comdr. Raymond G. Brown, USNR, in command.
Named after: A group of desert coral islets -- 60 miles west of Key West, Fla
Length Overall: 457 ft. 9 in.
Beam: 72 ft.
Draft fully loaded: 18 ft.
Full load displacement: 9,375 tons
Maximum speed: 16.5 knots
Mainpropulsion: 7,000 horsepower through twin screws
Anchors: 18,000 lbs. each

1957 WESTPAC TOUR STATISTICS

  • Fresh water consumption: 2,774,700 gallons
  • Food consumption:
  • Meat 59,500 lbs.
  • Potatoes 82,600 lbs.
  • Bread 18,571 lbs.
  • Butter 5,600 lbs.
  • Milk 30,261 qts.
  • Ice Cream 1,400 gals.
  • Tomatoes 5,026 lbs.
  • Lettuce 5,950 lbs.
  • Apples 7,000 lbs.
  • Oranges 5,726 lbs.
  • Coffee 5,110 lbs.
  • Total (Approximate) Crew’s Wages: $200,000
    Time Underway: 119 days
    Time In Port: 121 days
    Total Distance Traveled: 29,304 miles

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