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Sebasticook (AOG-72)

Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 9 April 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2632), at St Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Acquired on loan charter basis from the Maritime Commission in 1945
  • Naval acquisition officially canceled, 29 August 1945
  • Launched, 11 August 1945 as M/V Mexia
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission as and uncompleted hull, 18 September 1945
  • Sold for commercial service, 16 July 1947, to International Tankers, renamed MV Transpar
  • Resold in 1958 and renamed MV Kwang Lung
  • Final Disposition, burnt and sank in 1971
    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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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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