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|327k||USNS Henry Eckford (T-AO-192) and (inboard) USNS Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191) are moored at Tampa, FL., 19 February 1994. The two ships have been under construction since 1986, partially completed first by Penn Shipbuilding and then Tampa Shipbuilding. Final disposition has not yet been decided upon. The feasibility of converting them into ammunition ships is being studied.
DVIC photo # DN-SC-94-02344 by OS2 John Bouvia, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center
|307k||A starboard bow view of USNS Henry Eckford (T-AO-192) and USNS Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191) tied up at the Norfolk Ship Building and Dry Dock Corp. Norfolk, VA., 26 August 1994. The two ships are being prepared by NORSHIPCO for long term storage as the feasibility of converting them to ammunition ships proved cost prohibitive.
DVIC photo # DN-SC-95-00677 by Don S. Montgomery, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center
|71k||Ex-USNS Henry Eckford (T-AO-192) (left) and ex-USNS Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191) (right) in reserve. Laid up in the MARAD National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., April 2009. According to MARAD both ships are priced too high for foreign sale and cannot be used in US waters because they are single hulled tankers.||Photos by Mike Hibbard|
|434k||Aerial view of Unit 7 of the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., 28 January 1999.
From bottom to top;
2 unidentified APs,
GEN. N.M. Walter (T-AP-125),
GEN. Wm. O. Darby (IX-510),
Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191) and
Henry Eckford (T-AO-192). These two oilers were both lay-berthed incomplete.
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