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Piscataqua (AOG-70)

Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 24 March 1945, M/V Loudon, a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2630) at St Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 26 May 1945
  • Acquired on loan charter basis from the Maritime Commission, named Piscataqua (AOG-70) in 1945
  • Naval acquisition, canceled, 27 August 1945
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 18 September 1945
  • Sold for commercial service by the Maritime Commission, 16 July 1947, to International Tankers, named reverted to M/V Loudon
  • Resold in 1948, renamed M/V Transwell
  • Resold in 1950, renamed M/V Salamanca
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1972
    Displacement 1,980 t.(lt), 5,970 t.(fl)
    Length 325' 4"
    Beam 48' 2"
    Draft 19'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 80
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    three single 20mm A gun mounts
    Cargo Capacity 30,000bbls
    Propulsion Propulsion, diesel direct drive, single propeller, 1,700shp

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