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)|
|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|
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.
USS CIMARRON Cruise Books:
USS CIMARRON Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the CIMARRON laid-up at Suisun Bay, Calif., on March 27, 2010.