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USNS Hudson (T-AOT-184)
USNS Hudson (T-AO-184)

Falcon Class Transport Tanker:
  • Laid down in 1972 as MT Falcon Princess for Falcon Carriers at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched in 1972
  • Leased by the US Navy and assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC)
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 23 April 1976
  • Placed in service as USNS Hudson (T-AO-184), 23 April 1976
  • Reclassified a Transport Oiler, T-AOT, date unknown
  • Placed out of service in 1983
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1983
  • Returned to her owners, Falcon Carriers Inc.
  • Renamed MV Falcon Princess in May 1984
  • Sold to International Ship Management Agency, 30 November 1993, renamed MV Sea Princess
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, date unknown
    Displacement 37,000t. (lt) 46,243t.(fl)
    Length 660.2'
    Beam 70'
    Depth of Hold 46.9'
    Draft 36.64'
    Speed 14.9kts
    Cargo Capacity 296,626 bbls in 18 tanks
    Compliment 9 officers, 14 unlicensed
    Fuel Capacity 2,272t. heavy oil
    Electrical Capacity 1,000kw (2X500 diesel sets)
    two Crossley-Pielstick 16PC-2V400 Diesel engines
    single propeller, 16,000 bhp

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    USNS Hudson (T-AOT-184)
    Hudson - The Hudson River is a 315-mile long river that flows from north to south primarily through eastern New York. It originates in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York and flows southward through the Hudson Valley to the New York Harbor between New York City and Jersey City, eventually draining into the Atlantic Ocean at Lower New York Bay. Mwanner.
    Photo - Bear Mountain Bridge over the Hudson River, seen from the top of Bear Mountain, 6 June 1999. Photo by Mwanner (Wikipedia Commons)
    Map - Hudson River drainage basin, made using USGS National Map data, 20 November 2018, GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version, Shannon1
    Tommy Trampp
    Merchant Service
    81k Falcon Carriers Inc. tanker MV Falcon Princess underway, date and location unknown.
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for USNS Hudson (T-AO-184 / T-AOT-184) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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