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USNS Maumee (T-AOT-149)
USNS Maumee (T-AO-149)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Sierra - November - Foxtrot
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Maumee Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 8 March 1955, as USNS Maumee (T-AO-149), a Maritime Administration type (T3-S-12a) tanker hull, under Maritime Administration contract (MA hull 38) at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA.
  • Launched, 15 November 1955
  • Placed in service, 17 December 1956
  • Operated for MSTS by Marine Transport Lines under a long-term consecutive-voyage charter
  • Reclassified Transport Oiler T-AOT-149, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Title transferred to the Maritime Administration, 23 December 1994, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont TX.
  • Final Disposition, contract awarded, 9 November, 2006 to ESCO Marine, Brownsville, TX. for scrapping. Departed the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont Group under disposal contract, 23 January 2007, for scrapping at ESCO Marine, Brownsville TX.
    Displacement 7,814 t.(lt) 32,950 t.(fl)
    Length 614' 6"
    Beam 83' 6"
    Draft 32'
    Speed 18 kts
    Complement 52
    Armament none
    Cargo Capacity 190,000-bbls
    Propulsion steam turbine, single shaft

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    USNS Maumee (T-AO-149)
    Maumee - The Maumee River runs through northeastern Indiana into northwestern Ohio and Lake Erie. (Wikipedia)
    The Maumee River as seen from Mary Jane Thurston State Park in Grand Rapids, Ohio, 23 June 2005, photo by Dustin M.Ramsey.
    Tommy Trampp
    Maumee 1387k Ships anchored in Winter Quarters Bay, Antarctica, 13 February 1971. From (L-R);
    inboard USNS Maumee (T-AO-149),
    outboard USCGC Staten Island (WAGB-278),
    inboard USNS Wyandot (T-AKA-92),
    outboard USCGC Burton Island(WAGB-283),
    and across the bay, the New Zealand supply ship HMNZS Endeavour (A-184).
    US Navy photo [negative] No. XAM-120263-2-71 by PH2 Sterling.
    Robert Hurst
    Maumee 389k USNS Maumee (T-AO-149) docked, 26 January 1974, at the newly constructed ice pier at McMurdo Station, Antarctic during Operation Deepfreeze 74.
    US Navy photo # 429-GX-K-102626, by PH1 Jerry Horton, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    David Wright
    Maumee 1066k USNS Maumee (T-AO-149) underway in the Port of Wellington, New Zealand, 23 February 1974. Photo from the Chris Howell collection with copyright
    Maumee 193k USNS Maumee (T-AO-149) moored at McMurdo Sound pumping POL to shore tanks. Carl R. Friberg Jr.
    Maumee 123k During supply of McMurdo Sound, 1975-76 USNS Maumee (T-AO-149) was damaged by Antarctic ice. Shipyard workers added teeth and eye to the mouth-like bow Carl R. Friberg Jr.
    Maumee 225k USNS Maumee (T-AO-149) moored at Pier D-2 Trumbo Point, Naval Station Key West, FL., while discharging jet fuel in March 1978.
    Image from Flickr courtesy of Florida Keys Public Libraries photo # MM00036039. Photo by Raymond L. Blazevic.
    Robert Hurst
    USNS Maumee (T-AOT-149)
    Maumee 43k USNS Maumee (T-AOT-149) underway, date and location unknown. US Maritime Administration
    212k USNS Maumee (T-AOT-149) entering port at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, 16 January 1980, during Operation Deep Freeze 80.
    U.S. Navy photo by PH2 Jeff Hilton, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives and Recordss Administration, 428-GX-K-129189 (28464968362) and National Museum of the U.S. Navy This image was originally posted to Flickr by Photograph Curator at
    Robert Hurst
    Maumee 114k Ex-USNS Maumee (T-AOT-149) forward of Ex-USNS Santa Barbara (T-AE-28) being scrapped at ESCO, Brownsville, TX., February 2007. Photo by Michael Martin, Brownsville, TX.

    USNS Maumee (T-AO-149 / T-AOT-149)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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