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Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, date unknown, as MV Avoca, a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2629) at St Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
Launched, date unknown
Acquired on loan charter basis from the Maritime Commission, named Petaluma (AOG-69) in 1945
Naval acquisition, canceled, 26 August 1945 at 80% complete and custody returned to the Maritime Commission, name reverted to MS Avoca
Construction completed by her builder in 1947 and sold, 30 March 1947, to National Petroleum Transport Corp., renamed MS Transpet
Reregistered under the Panamanian flag in 1951 and placed under the operation of D.K. Ludwig of New York for the British-American Oil Co. (later renamed Gulf Canada,
later Gulf Canada Resources)
Final Disposition, burnt and sank in 1951
Displacement 1,980 t.(lt), 5,970 t.(fl)
Length 325' 2"
Beam 48' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 3,790 DWT
Oil 10,465 Bbls
Gasoline 871,331 Gals
Diesel 1,110 Bbls
one Enterprise DNQ-38 Diesel engine
single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
two Diesel-drive 250Kw 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 800shp
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