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ST American Osprey (AOT-5075)

American Osprey Class Tanker:
  • Built in 1958 as ST Gulfprince by Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point Yard, Baltimore, MD
  • Completed and delivered, 14 March 1958, to the Gulf Oil Co.
  • Sold to American Foreign Steamship Corp., 15 June 1982, renamed ST American Osprey
  • Leased by the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 12 June 1998, on a performance based contract
  • Assigned to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC), and placed in service as ST American Osprey (AOT-5075)
  • ST American Osprey (AOT-5075) was assigned to MSC Pacific and operated out of Saipan and Guam.
  • Upon completion of lease contract retained for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
  • Final Disposition, contract for scrapping announced 20 May 2009, awarded to All-Star Metals, Brownsville , TX., contract cost $12,227.70
    Displacement 44,480 t.(fl)
    Length 661' 1"
    Beam 89' 9"
    Draft 24' 8" (mean)
    Speed 15 kts.
    Complement 24
    Cargo Capacity 235,000 bbls
    Armament none
    two Combustion Engineering boilers
    two Bethlehem turbines; 15,000 shp
    single shaft

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    American Osprey 45k ST American Osprey (AOT-5075) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
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    American Osprey 62k ST American Osprey (AOT-5075) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Global Security web site

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