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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Charlie - Tango
Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2627), at St Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
Launched, date unknown
US Navy Acquisition canceled, 27 August 1945
Completed, 18 September 1945, by Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock Corp., renamed MV West Ranch
Sold in 1946 to Sun Oil, renamed MV Dynafuel
Collided with the Norwegian freighter SS Fernview, 14 November 1963 at the entrance to Buzzrards Bay, MA.
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1963, damaged beyond economical repair, by collision and fire
Displacement 1,980 t.(lt) 5,970 t.(fl)
Length 325' 2"
Beam 48' 2"
Draft 19' (limiting)
Speed 10 kts.(trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 5 tons.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 10,465 Bbls.
Gasoline 871,332 Gals.
one Enterprise DNQ-38 Diesel engine
Single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
two Diesel-drive 250Kw. 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
Fuel Capacity 1,110 Bbls Diesel
single propeller, 800shp
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||Sun Oil Companies MVDynafuel moored pierside, in 1946, location unknown. Photo, courtesy Sun Oil Co., was originally published "Ships of the US Merchant Fleet", written by John A. Culver, 1965. John Culver was (or is) a Licensed Chief Engineer, Commander of the US Naval Reserve and a member of the US Naval Institute.
||M/V Dynafuel underway, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Fleet Tankers Association
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Photos of the collision between MV Dynafuel and SS Fernview (Part 1)
Photos of the collision between MV Dynafuel and SS Fernview (Part 2)
US Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation Report
Last Updated 19 December 2014
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