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USNS Truckee (T-AO 147)

- formerly AO 147 -
- decommissioned -


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 is now berthed at the James River Reserve Fleet, Fort Eustis, Va., awaiting final disposal.

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
Decommissioned: 1991
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Propulsion system: two boilers
Propellers: two
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
Aircraft: none
Armament: none
Crew: 125 civilians, 21 Navy personnel


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Crew List:

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.


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Accidents aboard USS / USNS TRUCKEE:

DateWhereEvents
June 12, 1968off the US east coast
USS WASP (CVS 18) and the USS TRUCKEE are badly damaged in a collision during underway replenishment.
April 20, 1977Tyrrhenian 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, 1986off 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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