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USNS Logan's Fort (T-AO-160)

Cumberland Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 14 December 1944, as a Maritime Administration type (T2-SE-A1) tanker hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2431) at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA.
  • Launched 30 March 1945
  • Delivered to the Bernuth, Lembeke Co., New York, N.Y., 11 April 1945
  • Acquired by the Maritime Commission, 8 April 1946, lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
  • Sold to Cities Service Oil Co, 22 August 1947, at Jacksonville, FL.
  • Returned (Trade in), 24 June 1955, to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
  • Transferred to Lykes Bros., 9 November 1956, for reactivation
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Administration, 28 November 1956
  • Placed in service as USNS Logan's Fort (T-AO-160), 12 December 1956, at Galveston, TX.
  • Operated under contract by Mathiasen Tanker Industries, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
  • Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and returned to MARAD for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA., 30 August 1957
  • Acquired, 3 June 1966, by the US Army for use as a floating power plant in South Vietnam, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, at Cam Rhan Bay, Vietnam, to Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp., 31 January 1972, (PD-X-927) for $253,337.00
    Specifications (As Built):
    Displacement 10,200 t.(lt) 22,380 t.(fl)
    Length 523' 6"
    Beam 68'
    Draft 30' 10"
    Speed 15.1 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Armament none
    Cargo Capacity 15,300 DWT
    Oil 120,400 Bbls
    Gasoline 575,000 Gals
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 9,235 Bbls,
    one General Electric turbo-electric engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boiler, 450psi 730°
    Ship's Service Generators
    two turbo-drive 400Kw 450V A.C.
    two turbo-drive 85Kw 120V D.C.
    two turbo-drive 55Kw 120V D.C.
    one turbo-drive 50Kw 450V A.C.
    single propeller, 6,000shp

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    Logan's Fort 323k USNS Logan's Fort (T-AO-160) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    Original copyright US Marine Historian William Schell, purchased and owned by Gerhard Mueller-Debus.
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Logan's Fort 74k USNS Logan's Fort (T-AO-160) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    Courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages
    Robert Hurst

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