USS PLATTE was the fifth ship in the CIMARRON-class of five fleet oilers. After decommissioning the ship was laid up on the James River at Fort Eustis, Va. Sold for scrapping on September 25, 2014, the ship left Virginia under tow to Southern Recycling at Amelia, La., on November 4, 2014. USS PLATTE was last homeported in Norfolk, Va.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: April 11, 1978|
|Keel laid: February 2, 1981|
|Launched: January 30, 1982|
|Commissioned: April 16, 1983|
|Decommissioned: June 30, 1999|
|Builder: Avondale Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, LA|
|Propulsion system: two 600psi Boilers (Automated Steam)|
|Length: 700 feet (213.4 meters)|
|Beam: 88 feet (26.8 meters)|
|Draft: 32 feet (9.7 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 37,000 tons|
|Speed: 19 knots|
|Capacity: 150,000 barrels of fuel oil or aviation fuel and several tons of additional goods|
|Aircraft: none, but helicopter platform|
|Armament: two 20mm Phalanx CIWS|
|Crew:15 officers and 215 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS PLATTE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS PLATTE:
|April 19, 1989||500 miles east of Jacksonville, Fla.|
USS TRIPPE (FF 1075) and USS PLATTE collide during fleet exercises in the Atlantic. One minor injury is reported and PLATTE sustains minor damage.
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