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USNS Samuel L. Cobb (T-AOT-1123)
MT Samuel L. Cobb (AOT-1123) (1985 - 2003)

AOT-1121 Champion Class T-5 Tanker:
  • Built in 1985 by American Ship Building Co., Tampa, FL. for Ocean Product Tankers of Houston, Texas, for long-term time charter to MSC
  • Delivered in 1985 and placed in service by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as MT Samuel L. Cobb (AOT-1123)
  • Purchased by the US Navy in 2003 from Ocean Product Tankers, redesignated, USNS Samuel L. Cobb (T-AOT-1123)
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 30 October 2010, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
    Displacement 41,500 t.(fl)
    Length 615'
    Beam 90'
    Draft 24' 8" (mean)
    Speed 16 kts.
    Complement 24
    Cargo Capacity 237,766 bbls
    Armament none
    Propulsion 1 Sulzer 5RTA 76 diesel; 18,400 hp sustained; 1 shaft

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    MT Samuel L. Cobb (AOT-1123) MSC Charter
    Samuel L. Cobb 1730k MT Samuel L. Cobb (AOT-1123) underway in the harbor at Genoa, Italy, 9 August 1985. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    USNS Samuel L. Cobb (T-AOT-1123)
    Samuel L. Cobb 49k USNS Samuel L. Cobb (T-AOT-1123) at anchor, date and location unknown.
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    Military Sealift Command
    Samuel L. Cobb 82k USNS Samuel L. Cobb (T-AOT-1123) passing under the Golden Gate Bridge outbound for sea, 28 December 2006. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.

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