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USNS Sappa Creek (T-AO-141)
Sappa Creek (AO-141) (1948 - 1949)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Sierra - Romeo
Suamico Class Fleet Oiler
Laid down, 17 April 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (T-2-SE-A1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 544), at Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, AL.
Launched, 15 September 1943
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 29 October 1943, operated by American Trading and Production Corp., Baltimore, MD. under a General Agency Agreement for the War Shipping Administration
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 20 July 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group. Lee Hall, VA.
Withdrawn from Reserve, 8 May 1947 for operation by Keystone Shipping Co. under a General Agency Agreement
Title transferred to the US Navy 4 April 1948
Placed in service by the Naval Transportation Service as Sappa Creek (AO-141), 28 April 1948, operated under charter by Marine Transport Lines
Operational control transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October 1949, placed in service as USNS Sappa Creek (T-AO-141)
Placed out of service, and returned to the Maritime Administration, 7 December 1959, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Title passed to the Maritime Administration, 1 April 1961
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1961
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 December 1975, to Nation Metal and Steel Corp.(PD-X-1001 dated 17 October 1975), $528,529.19 for four ships,
withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 13 January 1967, scrapped at Terminal Island, CA.
Displacement 5,252 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl)
Length 523' 6"
Draft 30' 10" (lim)
Speed 15.3 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 60 t.
Cargo Capacity 15,300 DWT
Oil 120,400 Bbls
Gasoline 575,000 Gals
Fuel Capacity 9,235 Bbls
one General Electric turbo-electric engine
two Babcock & Wilcox header-type boilers, 450psi, 730°
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 400Kw 450V A.C.
one turbo-drive 75Kw 120V D.C.
two turbo-drive 55Kw 120V D.C.
one turbo-drive 50Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 8,250shp
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USNS Sappa Creek (T-AO-141)
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