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USS Cimarron (AO 177)

- decommissioned -

USS CIMARRON was the lead ship of a class of five fleet oilers. Decommissioned on December 15, 1998, the CIMARRON spent the following years laid up in Suisun Bay, Calif. She was sold for scrapping on October 1, 2012. Her last homeport was Pearl Harbor, Hi.

General Characteristics:Awarded: August 9, 1976
Keel laid: May 18, 1978
Launched: April 28, 1979
Commissioned: January 10, 1981
Decommissioned: December 15, 1998
Builder: Avondale Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, LA
Propulsion system: two 600psi Boilers (Automated Steam)
Propellers: one
Length: 700 feet (213.4 meters)
Beam: 88 feet (26.8 meters)
Draft: 32 feet (9.7 meters)
Displacement: approx. 37,000 tons
Speed: 19 knots
Capacity: 150,000 barrels of fuel oil or aviation fuel and several tons of additional goods
Aircraft: none, but helicopter platform
Armament: two 20mm Phalanx CIWS
Crew:15 officers and 215 enlisted

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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS CIMARRON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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The photos below were taken by me and show the CIMARRON laid-up at Suisun Bay, Calif., on March 27, 2010.

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