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USNS Sealift Caribbean (T-AOT-174)
USNS Sealift Caribbean (T-AO-174)

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Sealift Pacific Class Transport Tanker:
  • Laid down, 1 July 1973, at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.
  • Launched, 1 June 1974
  • Delivered to Marine Transport Lines for long term charter to the Military Sealift Command (MSC), 10 February 1975 and placed in service as USNS Sealift Caribbean (T-AO-174)
  • Reclassified Transport Oiler, T-AOT-174, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register and sold for commercial service, 4 April 1995, to a foreign buyer, renamed MT Santa Chiara
  • Acquired by Peru, Commissioned into the Peruvian navy as BAP Lobitos (ATP-153) in 1996
  • Placed out of service by the Peruvian navy in 1997
  • Current Disposition, awaiting buyer
    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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    USNS Sealift Caribbean (T-AO-174)
    Sealift Caribbean 350k USNS Sealift Caribbean (T-AOT-174) at La Spezia, Italy, 29 September 1980. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Merchant Service
    Sealift Caribbean 9k Ex-USNS Sealift Caribbean (T-AOT-174) in Peruvian service as BAP Lobitos (ATP-153) moored, date and location unknown.
    Peruvian Navy photo.
    Peruvian Navy web site

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