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ST Petersburg (AOT-9101)

Chesapeake Class Tanker:
  • Built in 1962-3 as ST Sinclair Texas at Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point Yard, Baltimore, MD. for the Sinclair Oil Co.
  • Delivered, 28 June 1963, for commercial service to Dover Tanker Corp.
  • Delivered by Dover Tanker Corp., 8 January 1979, to Charles Kutz & Co., Inc.
  • Renamed ST Petersburg, 27 July 1981
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 15 December 1987, MARAD Exchange Program
  • Assigned to the MARAD Ready Reserve Fleet
  • ST Petersburg possesses an offshore petroleum discharge systems (OPDS). The ship can deliver 257,000-barrel of JP-5 fuel from up to four miles offshore through its integrated OPDS
  • ST Petersburg is one of the Military Sealift Command's thirteen Common User Tankers and one of the 90 RRF ships in the Sealift Program Office (PM5)
  • ST Petersburg is operated under contract by Interocean Ugland Management Corp., Voorhees, N.J. and is berthed at Alameda, CA. in ROS 5 status
  • Departed Suisan Bay Reserve Fleet, under tow, 3 June 2021, enroute to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX., for disposal
    Displacement 14,977 t.(lt) 48,993 t.(fl)
    Length 736'
    Beam 102'
    Draft 39' (max)
    Speed 14 kts.
    Complement 38
    Cargo Capacity 257,000 bbls fuel oil
    Armament none
    two Bethlehem turbines
    two Combustion Engineering boilers
    single propeller, 15,000 shp

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    Petersburg 87k ST Petersburg (AOT-9101) underway, overhead view, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    MSC web site
    Petersburg 96k Stern view of ST Petersburg (AOT-9101) in Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, 20 October 1998, while waiting to deploy a single-anchor leg mooring system (SALM).
    US Navy photo # 981020-F-5789F-505 by SSGT Steve Faulisi, from the collections of the Defense Information Visual Center.
    Bill Gonyo
    Petersburg 144k A Utility boat passes ST Petersburg (AOT-9101) in Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, 20 October 1998, as she prepares to deploy a single-anchor leg mooring system (SALM). Once deployed, the SALM provides a semipermanent platform for continued fuel discharge operations.
    US Navy photo # 981020-F-5789F-503 by SSGT Steve Faulisi, from the collections of the Defense Information Visual Center.
    Bill Gonyo
    Petersburg 151k The attack submarine USS Houston (SSN-713), of Submarine Squadron 15 (SUBRON 15) gets a periscope reading on ST Petersburg (AOT) 9101), 22 June,2006 during the Pacific Command's joint exercise Valiant Shield 2006.
    US Navy Photo. # unknown.
    Robert Hurst
    Petersburg 2115k ST Petersburg (AOT) 9101) lists 10 degrees on her starboard side as the ship launches its single anchor leg mooring system during Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019. Approximately 3,000 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel participate in AECE 2019, a joint training exercise that tests expeditionary logistical capabilities in the Arctic and Southern California regions and prepares joint forces to respond to crises across the Indo-Pacific
    US Navy Photo. # 190917-N-MW964-1081 POINT LOMA, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2019) by EA1 Heather Salzman
    Lee Wahler

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