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Suamico Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 5 April 1944, as Chalmette, a Maritime Administration type (T2-SE-A1) tanker hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1926) at Kaiser Company, Swan Island Yard, Portland OR.
Launched (date unknown)
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 19 June 1944 for charter to Pacific Tankers, San Francisco, CA. for operations
Sold to Standard-Vacuum Oil Co. in 1948 and renamed Stanvac Brisbane
Sold to Esso Standard Oil Co. of New York in 1951 and renamed Esso Lynchburg
Acquired by the Maritime Administration in 1955 and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
Acquired by the Navy, 17 November 1956 and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) and placed in service as USNS Lynchburg (T-AO 154) for charter to Marine Transport Lines, New York City, N.Y. for operations
Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX., 29 October 1957
Placed in commercial service by Marine Transport Lines (date unknown) as a molten sulphur carrier and renamed Marine Duval
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 5,782 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl)
Length 523' 6"
Cargo Capacity 140,000 barrels
Propulsion turbo-electric, single screw. 8,000hp
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