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USNS Navasota (T-AO 106)

- formerly AO 106 -
- decommissioned -



contributed by Pat Doyle, last CHENG of USS Navasota

USNS NAVASOTA originally was a MARAD standard type T3-S2-A3 oiler. She received a "jumboization" conversion in the mid-1960s. Commissioned in 1946, the NAVASOTA was the first ship in the Navy named after the river in Texas. Transfered to the Military Sealift Command in 1975, the NAVASOTA was eventually decommissioned in 1991. The ship was sold for scrapping on October 25, 1995.

General Characteristics:Awarded: November 2, 1944
Keel laid: February 22, 1945
Launched: August 30, 1945
Commissioned: February 27, 1946
Decommissioned: August 13, 1975
MSC "in service": 1975
Decommissioned: 1991
Stricken: January 2, 1992
Builder: Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock, Chester, PA.
Propulsion system: four boilers
Propellers: two
Length: 646.8 feet (196.9 meters)
Beam: 75.1 feet (22.9 meters)
Draft: 35.4 feet (10.8 meters)
Displacement: approx. 34,750 tons
Speed: 16+ knots
Capacity: approx. 23,800 tons of fuel
Aircraft: none
Armament: none
Crew: approx. 108 civilians and a Navy personnel detachment


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS NAVASOTA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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