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SN 2-09	USS Piedmont AD-17 1944

Spider Navy

SN 2-09 USS Piedmont AD-17 1944

$ 105.00

New 1/1250 scale waterline model of the American Dixie class destroyer tender USS Piedmont AD-17 by Spider Navy (SN 2-09) as in 1944.

Piedmont served in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. For her work in battle areas she won four battle stars for her Korean War efforts and one for Vietnam War service.

Builder: Tampa Shipbuilding Company, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Laid down: 1 December 1941
Launched: 7 December 1942
Sponsored by: Mrs. Elsa Kauffman
Commissioned: 5 January 1944
Decommissioned: 30 September 1982
Struck: 6 August 1987
Fate:
  • Leased to Turkish Navy on 18 October 1982
  • Transferred to the Turkish Navy on 17 August 1987
  • Deleted from Turkish Navy's register in 1994
  • Scrapped in 1995
Notes: Served in Turkish Navy as TCG Derya 1982–1994
General characteristics
Class and type: Dixie-class destroyer tender
Type: Destroyer tender
Displacement: 17,176 tons (full load)
Length: 530 ft 6 in (161.70 m)
Beam: 73 ft 3 in (22.33 m)
Draft: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Propulsion: Geared turbine engines; twin screws; 11,300 h.p.
Speed: 18.5 knots (max); 12 knots (econ)
Complement: 1,181
Armament:
  • 4 × 1 5"/38 caliber gun
  • 23 × 1 Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
  • 4 × 2 Bofors 40 mm gun

 


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