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USNS Lone Jack (T-AO-161)

Cumberland Class Fleet Oiler
  • Laid down, 11 July 1944, as a Maritime Administration type (T2-SE-A1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 1783) at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA.
  • Launched, 21 October 1944
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission for operation under General Agency Agreement by Cities Service Oil Co., New York, NY, 31 October 1944
  • Acquired by the Maritime Administration, 23 December 1954,and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 28 November 1956
  • Assigned to the Military Transportation Service (MSTS) and placed in service as USNS Lone Jack (T-AO-161), 15 January 1957, at New Orleans, LA., operated by Marine Transport Lines, Inc., New York, NY;
  • Placed out of service, struck form the Naval Register, and transferred to the Maritime Administration, 7 October 1957
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Transferred to the US Army, 10 June 1966, for use as a floating power station at Cam Rahn Bay, South Vietnam
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping under MARAD contract PD-X-893 to Tung Ho Steel Enterprises, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 29 January 1971, for $351,100.00
    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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    USNS Lone Jack (T-AO-161)
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