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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
Displacement 10,536 t.
Beam 68' 2"
Draft 39' 2"
Speed 15.5 kts.
Cargo Capacity 140,000 barrels
Propulsion turbo-electric, single screw. 8,000hp.
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