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USNS Cumberland (T-AO-153)
Cumberland Class Fleet Oiler
Laid down, 3 February 1944, as Fort Cumberland, at Sun Shipbuilding Co., Chester, PA. as Maritime Administration type (T-2-SE-A1) tanker hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC 1745)
Launched, 9 May 1944
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 27 May 1944, contracted under General Agency Agreement to Standard Oil, renamed ESSO Cumberland
Acquired by the Maritime Commission, 26 November 1957, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Administration, date unknown
Assigned to MSC and placed In-service as USNS Cumberland (T-AO-153), date unknown
Returned to MARAD, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the US Army in 1966 for use as a floating power station in South Vietnam
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping at Kaohsiung, Taiwan in February 1972
Displacement 5,782 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl)
Length 523' 6"
Capacity 140,000 barrels
Propulsion, turbo-electric, single screw. 8,000hp.
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