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|
|Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ|
|Propulsion system: two boilers|
|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|
|Crew: 125 civilians, 21 Navy personnel|
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.
USS / USNS HASSAYAMPA Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the HASSAYAMPA laid-up in Suisun Bay, Calif., on March 27, 2010.