USNS Parkersburg (T-AO-163)

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United States
Builder: Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. of Chester, Pennsylvania
Laid down: 30 December 1943
Launched: 12 April 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Anne L. Curry
General characteristics
Displacement: 5,782 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl)
Length: 523 ft 6 in (159.56 m)
Beam: 68 ft (21 m)
Draught: 30 ft (9.1 m)
Propulsion: turbo-electric, single screw. 8,000hp
Speed: 15.5 knots
Complement: 251

Fleet Oiler USS Parkersburg (AO-163) was laid down 30 December 1943 as MC hull 1731 by Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. of Chester, Pennsylvania, and launched 12 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Anne L. Curry; and acquired by the War Shipping Administration.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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