USNS TRUCKEE was the fifth NEOSHO - class fleet oiler. The ship transfered to the Military Sealift Command on January 30, 1980. Decommissioned in 1991, the TRUCKEE was stricken from the Navy list on July 18, 1994, and was subsequently berthed with the James River Reserve Fleet, Fort Eustis, Va., awaiting final disposal. Sold for scrapping in July 2008, the TRUCKEE was towed to the scrapyard on August 6, 2008.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: January 28, 1952|
|Keel laid: December 21, 1953|
|Launched: March 10, 1955|
|Commissioned: November 18, 1955|
|Decommissioned: January 30, 1980|
|MSC "in service": January 30, 1980|
|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 TRUCKEE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS / USNS TRUCKEE:
|June 12, 1968||off the US east coast|
USS WASP (CVS 18) and the USS TRUCKEE are badly damaged in a collision during underway replenishment.
|April 20, 1977||Tyrrhenian Sea|
USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) and the USS TRUCKEE collide during underway replenishment when the TRUCKEE loses steering control. There are no personnel casualties or injuries reported.
|September 22, 1986||off Virginia|
USS YELLOWSTONE (AD 41) collides with the USNS TRUCKEE during underway replenishment. The TRUCKEE has minor superstructur damage, while the YELLOWSTONE sustains a two-foot gash in the hull on the portside. There are no personnel casualties or injuries reported.
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