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USNS Hassayampa (T-AO 145)

- formerly AO 145 -
- decommissioned -

Named after a river in Arizona, the USNS HASSAYAMPA was the third ship in the NEOSHO - class of fleet oilers. The HASSAYAMPA was transfered to the Military Sealift Command on November 17, 1978. Finally decommissioned in 1991, the HASSAYAMPA was stricken from the Navy list on February 16, 1994, and is now berthed at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benicia, Calif., awaiting final disposal.

General Characteristics:Awarded: January 28, 1952
Keel laid: July 13, 1953
Launched: September 12, 1954
Commissioned: April 15, 1955
Decommissioned: November 17, 1978
MSC "in service": November 17, 1978
Decommissioned: 1991
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Propulsion system: two boilers
Propellers: two
Length: 654.8 feet (199.6 meters)
Beam: 86 feet (26.2 meters)
Draft: 35.1 feet (10.7 meters)
Displacement: approx. 37,000 tons
Speed: 20 knots
Capacity: approx. 28,700 tons of fuel
Aircraft: none
Armament: none
Crew: 125 civilians, 21 Navy personnel

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Crew List:

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

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The photos below were taken by me and show the HASSAYAMPA laid-up in Suisun Bay, Calif., on March 27, 2010.

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