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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, 27 August 1945 and delivered to the Maritime Commission upon completion
Leased for commercial service by the Maritime Commission, named reverted to M/V Avoca
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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