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Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 15 May 1945, as M/V Ville Platte, a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2634) at St Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
Acquired on loan charter basis from the Maritime Commission, named Tellico (AOG-74) in 1945
Launched, 23 August 1945
Naval acquisition canceled, 27 August 1945
Delivered to the Maritime Commission 75% complete in 1945
Sold to International Tankers, 16 July 1947
Completed in 1951 by Todd Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Placed in commercial service as MV Tellico, Panamanian flagged
Resold, and renamed as M/V Transea, Liberian flagged
Resold and renamed M/V Sea Transporter, Canadian flagged
Resold and renamed M/V Sea Transport, Canadian flagged
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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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