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USNS Cumberland (T-AP-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"
    Beam 68'
    Draft 30'
    Speed 15.5kts
    Armament, none
    Capacity 140,000 barrels
    Propulsion, turbo-electric, single screw. 8,000hp.
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