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USNS Sealift China Sea (T-AOT-170)
USNS Sealift China Sea (T-AO-170)

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Sealift Pacific Class Transport Tanker:
  • Laid down, 1 October 1973, at Todd Shipyards, San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 1 April 1974
  • Delivered to Marine Transport Lines for long term charter to the Military Sealift Command (MSC), 9 May 1975 and placed in service as USNS Sealift China Sea (T-AO-170)
  • Reclassified Transport Oiler, T-AOT-170, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register and sold for commercial service, 18 April 1995, to Unideal Navitankers Management, Athens, Greece, renamed MT Sant Ambrogio, re-flagged Panamanian
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in March 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 China Sea
    39k USNS Sealift China Sea (T-AO-170) moored pierside at Bangor and Aroostook Railroad facility in Searsport, Maine, circa 1990.
    Photo by Daniel Lee, Maine Memory Network - Oakfield Historical Society.

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