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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"
Speed 11 kts.
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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