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USNS Pawcatuck (T-AO 108)

- formerly AO 108 -
- decommissioned -


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
Decommissioned: 1991
Stricken: September 21, 1991
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 PAWCATUCK. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS / USNS PAWCATUCK:

DateWhereEvents
October 4, 1959off 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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