USNS PAWCATUCK originally was a MARAD standard type T3-S2-A3 oiler. She received a "jumboization" conversion in the mid-1960s. Commissioned in 1946, the PAWCATUCK was the first ship in the Navy named after the river in Rhode Island. Transfered to the Military Sealift Command in 1975, the MISPILLION was eventually decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list in 1991. The ship spent the following years laid-up on the James River. PAWCATUCK was sold for scrapping on September 21, 2005.
|General Characteristics:||Keel Laid: March 22, 1945|
|Launched: February 19, 1946|
|Commissioned: May 10, 1946|
|Decommissioned: July 15, 1975|
|MSC "in service": 1975|
|Stricken: September 21, 1991|
|Builder: Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock, Chester, PA.|
|Propulsion system: four boilers|
|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|
|Crew: approx. 108 civilians and a Navy personnel detachment|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS PAWCATUCK. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS / USNS PAWCATUCK:
|October 4, 1959||off Virginia|
During routine refueling, the USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CVA 42) collides with the PAWCATUCK causing minor damage to both ships.
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