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ST Chesapeake (AOT-5084)


Chesapeake Class Tanker:
  • Built in 1964 as ST Hess Voyager at Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point Yard, Baltimore, MD. for the Hess Shipping Corp.
  • Completed and delivered, 29 October 1964, for commercial service
  • Renamed ST Chesapeake 22 July 1980
  • Relieved by the Maritime Administration from Hess Shipping Corp., 15 December 1987 (Exchange Program)
  • Laid up in the Maritime Administrations reserve fleet
  • ST Chesapeake possesses an offshore petroleum discharge systems (OPDS). The ship can deliver 257,000-barrel of JP-5 fuel from up to four miles offshore through its integrated OPDS
  • Activated from the Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF) in 2000
  • Placed in service in 2000 by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as SS Chesapeake (AOT-5084)
  • ST Chesapeake is operated under contract by Interocean Ugland Management Corp., Voorhees, N.J.
  • ST Chesapeake is one of the Military Sealift Command's thirteen Common User Tankers and one of the 90 RRF ships in the Sealift Program Office (PM5)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 14,977 t.(lt) 48,993 t.(fl)
    Length 736'
    Beam 102'
    Draft 39' (max)
    Speed 14 kts.
    Complement 37
    Cargo Capacity 257,000 bbls fuel oil
    Armament none
    Propulsion 2 Combustion Engineering boilers; 2 Bethlehem turbines; 15,000 hp; 1 shaft

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    Chesapeake 55k ST Chesapeake (AOT-5084) underway, overhead view, date and location unknown.
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    MSC web site
    Chesapeake 67k ST Chesapeake (AOT-5084) off Fort Story, VA., 8 June 2006. - The crew aboard the Transport Tanker Chesapeake is preparing a single anchor leg moor (SALM) to be slid over the side of the ship during exercise "DELMAR". The SALM is used to keep the ship at anchor during replenishment of fuel and supplies to shore activities. Operation "DELMAR" is organized by the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) and will challenge a variety of units to jointly provide humanitarian assistance to an area devastated by a natural disaster. The focus of the exercise for the month of June is based around the Hampton Roads area if it were to be hit by a major hurricane.
    US Navy photo 060608-N-5526M-003 by PH1 Robert R. McRill.
    Navy Newsstand
    Chesapeake 70k ST Chesapeake (AOT-5084) off Fort Story, VA., 8 June 2006. - The crew aboard the Transport Tanker Chesapeake is preparing a single anchor leg moor (SALM) to be slid over the side of the ship during exercise "DELMAR". The SALM is used to keep the ship at anchor during replenishment of fuel and supplies to shore activities. Operation "DELMAR" is organized by the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) and will challenge a variety of units to jointly provide humanitarian assistance to an area devastated by a natural disaster. The focus of the exercise for the month of June is based around the Hampton Roads area if it were to be hit by a major hurricane.
    US Navy photo 060608-N-5526M-001060608-N-5526M-001 by PH1 Robert R. McRill.
    Navy Newsstand
    Chesapeake 1726k The RRF offshore petroleum discharge systems ship ST Chesapeake (AOT-5084), activated for this exercise, is anchored off the coast of Red Beach in Camp Pendelton, CA., 22 July 2008, as an UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter flies over head during Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore (JLOTS) 2008. JLOTS 2008 is an engineering, logistical training exercise between Army and Navy units under a joint force commander (JFC) as a means to load and unload ships without the benefit of deep draft-capable, fixed port facilities.
    US Navy photo # 080722-N-1424C-538 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 22, 2008) by MC2 Brian P. Caracci.
    Lee Wahler
    Chesapeake 4890k ST Chesapeake (AOT-5084) tilts 13 degrees to port to release the single anchored leg moor (SALM) into the ocean. The SALM is used to keep the ship at anchor during replenishment of fuel and supplies to shore activities.
    US Navy photo # 081101-N-4973M-001 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 1, 2008) by MC3 Brian Morales.
    Lee Wahler
    Cape Lambert 278k ST Chesapeake (AOT-5084) (left) and MV Cape Lambert (AKR 5077) (right) moored in their berths at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX. The ship in the middle is unidentified. Photo by Chris Holley

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