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T-AO-161 Lone Jack
Cumberland Class Fleet Oiler: Laid down, 11 July 1944, as a Maritime Administration type (T2-SE-A1) tanker hull, under a Maritime Commission contract at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA.; Launched, 21 October 1944; Delivered to Cities Service Oil Co., New York, NY, 31 October 1944; Acquired by the Maritime Administration prior to 1956 and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.; Acquired by the US Navy 28 November 1956; Assigned to MSTS and placed in service as USNS Lone Jack (T-AO-161), 15 January 1956, 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, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.; Final Disposition, transferred to the US Army, 10 June 1966, for use as a floating power station in South Vietnam, fate unknown.
Specifications: 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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