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Re: USS Dobbin AD-3 Pearl Harbor
It isn't absolute, but from Shipscribe.com (the best website by Steven Roberts for USN Auxiliaries I know of ... https://www.shipscribe.com/usnaux/type.html
...) says she still had Eight 5-in/51 and Four 3-in/50 guns in 1941.
At some point during the war, Four of her 5-in/51 guns were removed and 20-mm guns added. 50-cal MG's not listed. A period Armament Summary may list her MG armament, but I don't have any listing that includes Auxiliaries. (I doubt the Navsource data that she ever had 5-in/38 mounts. I have an image of USS DOBBIN dated in June 1944, and she still has 5-in/51 guns installed.)
Another question about armament. Does anyone know the type and placement of the armament aboard the Dobbin at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack? Action report indicates 4 3" AA guns, .50 and .30 machine guns.
Thanks as always!
West Chicago, IL
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