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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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
Displacement 1,980 t.(lt), 4,335 t.(fl)
Length 325' 2"
Beam 48' 6"
Draft 15' 8"
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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||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.
||ARC Sancho Jimeno (BT-63), under way, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy Auke Vissar's Famous T-Tanker Pages
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
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Last Updated 24 April 2015
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