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USNS Sealift Arabian Sea (T-AOT-169)
USNS Sealift Arabian Sea (T-AO-169)

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Sealift Pacific Class Transport Tanker:
  • Laid down, 1 March 1973, at Todd Shipyards, San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 1 January 1974
  • Delivered to Marine Transport Lines for long term charter to the Military Sealift Command (MSC), 6 May 1975 and placed in service as USN Sealift Arabian Sea (T-AO-169)
  • Reclassified a Transport Oiler T-AOT-169 (date unknown)
  • Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register and sold for commercial service, 2 March 1995, to Unideal Navitankers Management, Athens, Greece, renamed MT Sophill, re-flagged Panamanian
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 2000
    Displacement 6,487 t(lt) 31,780 t(fl)
    Length 587'
    Beam 84'
    Draft 35' (max.)
    one Enterprise Diesel engine
    single propeller, 14,000shp
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    Sealift Arabian Sea
    221k USNS Sealift Arabian Sea (T-AOT-169) underway, date and location unknown. Nicholas Tiberio
    Sealift Arabian Sea 59k USNS Sealift Arabian Sea (T-AOT-169) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Maritime Administration
    Sealift Arabian Sea 59k USNS Sealift Arabian Sea (T-AOT-169) moored, date and location unknown. Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Sealift Arabian Sea 1759k USNS Sealift Arabian Sea (T-AOT-169) at Singapore, 13 February 1987. Photo from the Chris Howell Collection

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