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USNS Maumee (T-AOT-149)
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USNS Maumee (T-AO-149)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Sierra - November - Foxtrot
NSNF
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Maumee Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 8 March 1955, as USNS Maumee (T-AO-149), a Maritime Administration type (T3-S-12a) tanker hull, under Maritime Administration contract (MA hull 38) at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA.
  • Launched, 15 November 1955
  • Placed in service, 17 December 1956
  • Operated for MSTS by Marine Transport Lines under a long-term consecutive-voyage charter
  • Reclassified Transport Oiler T-AOT-149, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Title transferred to the Maritime Administration, 23 December 1994, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont TX.
  • Final Disposition, contract awarded, 9 November, 2006 to ESCO Marine, Brownsville, TX. for scrapping. Departed the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont Group under disposal contract, 23 January 2007, for scrapping at ESCO Marine, Brownsville TX.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 7,814 t.(lt) 32,950 t.(fl)
    Length 614' 6"
    Beam 83' 6"
    Draft 32'
    Speed 18 kts
    Complement 52
    Armament none
    Cargo Capacity 190,000-bbls
    Propulsion steam turbine, single shaft

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    USNS Maumee (T-AO-149)
    Maumee 1387k Ships anchored in Winter Quarters Bay, Antarctica, 13 February 1971. From (L-R);
    inboard USNS Maumee (T-AO-149),
    outboard USCGC Staten Island (WAGB-278),
    inboard USNS Wyandot (T-AKA-92),
    outboard USCGC Burton Island(WAGB-283),
    and across the bay, the New Zealand supply ship HMNZS Endeavour (A-184).
    US Navy photo [negative] No. XAM-120263-2-71 by PH2 Sterling.
    Robert Hurst
    Maumee 1066k USNS Maumee (T-AO-149) underway in the Port of Wellington, New Zealand, 23 February 1974. Photo from the Chris Howell collection with copyright
    Maumee 193k USNS Maumee (T-AO-149) moored at McMurdo Sound pumping POL to shore tanks. Carl R. Friberg Jr.
    Maumee 123k During supply of McMurdo Sound, 1975-76 USNS Maumee (T-AO-149) was damaged by Antarctic ice. Shipyard workers added teeth and eye to the mouth-like bow Carl R. Friberg Jr.
    USNS Maumee (T-AOT-149)
    Maumee 43k USNS Maumee (T-AOT-149) underway, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    Maumee 114k Ex-USNS Maumee (T-AOT-149) forward of Ex-USNS Santa Barbara (T-AE-28) being scrapped at ESCO, Brownsville, TX., February 2007. Photo by Michael Martin, Brownsville, TX.

    USNS Maumee (T-AO-149 / T-AOT-149)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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