USNS French Creek (T-AO-159)

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History
United States
Builder: Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania
Launched: 8 December 1944
Commissioned: 28 November 1956
Decommissioned: 2 October 1967
Fate: Scrapped in 1971
General characteristics
Displacement: 5,782 long tons, 21,880 tons full load
Length: 523 ft 6 in (159.56 m)
Beam: 68 ft (21 m)
Draft: 30 ft (9.1 m)
Propulsion: turbo-electric, single screw. 8,000hp
Speed: 15.5 knots (17.8 mph)
Complement: 251

The SS French Creek was a type T2 tanker, more specifically a T2-SE-A1, that was built in 1944. The ship was built at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. in Chester, PA as hull number 454 and USMC number 1787. In 1956, it was acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Administration and placed in service as the USNS French Creek (T-AO-159). It was taken out of service and transferred to the US Army in 1967. It was then sent to Vietnam where it was used as a floating power station until its scrapping in 1971.

References[edit]

http://www.t2tanker.org