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USNS Columbia (T-AOT-182)
USNS Columbia (T-AO-182)
Falcon Class Transport Tanker:
Laid down in 1971 as MV 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 by the Military Sealift Command, 4 November 1971
Purchased by the US Navy in 1987, renamed USNS Columbia T-AO-182)
Reclassified a Transport Oiler, T-AOT-182, date unknown
Name changed to Mission Capistrano in December 1987
Placed in Ready Reserve Status (RRF) at Beaumont TX. in 1988
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
from MARAD Ready Reserve Force (RRF), 31 July 2004
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping circa June 2012, towed to Brownsville, TX. for dismantling, circa 7 July 2012
Displacement 37,000t. (lt) 46,243t.(fl)
Depth of Hold 46.9'
Cargo Capacity 296,626 bbls in 18 tanks
Compliment 9 officers, 14 unlicensed
Fuel Capacity 2,272t. heavy oil
Electrical Capacity 1,000kw (2X500 diesel sets)
two Crossley-Pielstick 16PC-2V400 Diesel engines
single propeller, 16,000 bhp
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||USNS Columbia (T-AO-182) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
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