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T-AO-158 Abiqua


Suamico Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 18 June 1943, as a Maritime Administration type (T2-SE-A1) tanker hull, under a Maritime Commission contract at Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, AL.
  • Delivered to Cities Service Company for operation, 31 October 1943
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Administration and placed in service by MSTS as USNS Abiqua (T-AO-158), 21 December 1956, under contract to Matraliners with a civilian crew
  • Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register and returned to the Maritime Administration, 30 September 1967
  • Final Disposition, cut into four sections, and joined to form SS Windsor, SS Bear Paw and the tank barge Tex-Mar XIX
    Specifications:
    Displacement 10,536 t.
    Length 504'
    Beam 68' 2"
    Draft 39' 2"
    Speed 15.5 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Cargo Capacity 140,000 barrels
    Propulsion turbo-electric, single screw. 8,000hp.
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