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USNS Columbia (T-AOT-182)
USNS Columbia (T-AO-182)

Falcon Class Transport Tanker:
  • Laid down in 1971 as SS Falcon Lady for Falcon Carriers by Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched in 1971
  • Leased by the US Navy, 15 January 1976 and assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC)
  • Placed in service as USNS Columbia (T-AO-182), date unknown
  • Reclassified a Transport Oiler, T-AOT-182, date unknown
  • Placed out of service in 1983, struck from the Naval Register and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, name reverted to SS Falcon Lady
  • Renamed SS Mission Capistrano in December 1987
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping circa June 2012, towed to Brownsville, TX. for dismantling, circa 7 July 2012
    Displacement 20,751 t.(lt) 57,751 t.(fl)

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    Columbia 101k USNS Columbia (T-AO-182) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec

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