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Kiamichi (AOG-73)


Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as White Castle, a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2633), at St. Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Acquired on loan charter basis from the Maritime Commission, named Kiamichi (AOG-73) in 1945
  • Naval acquisition canceled, 29 August 1945
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission as an incomplete hull, 16 July 1947
  • Leased for commercial service by the Maritime Commission to International Tankers, Panama, renamed M/V Transmere in 1951
  • Sold to Columbia in 1953, renamed ARC Sancho Jimeno (BT-63)
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1974
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,980 t.(lt), 4,335 t.(fl)
    Length 325' 2"
    Beam 48' 6"
    Draft 15' 8"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 80
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 72
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    Armament
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,110 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    Kiamichi 80k Ex-Kiamichi (AOG-73) at anchor while in Columbian naval service, as ARC Sancho Jimeno (BT-63), date and location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 45343.
    Mike Green
    Kiamichi 115k ARC Sancho Jimeno (BT-63), under way, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Auke Vissar's Famous T-Tanker Pages
    Robert Hurst

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