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USS Platte (AO 186)

- decommissioned -



USS PLATTE was the fifth ship in the CIMARRON-class of five fleet oilers. After decommissioning the ship was laid up on the James River at Fort Eustis, Va. Sold for scrapping on September 25, 2014, the ship left Virginia under tow to Southern Recycling at Amelia, La., on November 4, 2014. USS PLATTE was last homeported in Norfolk, Va.

General Characteristics:Awarded: April 11, 1978
Keel laid: February 2, 1981
Launched: January 30, 1982
Commissioned: April 16, 1983
Decommissioned: June 30, 1999
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 PLATTE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS PLATTE:

DateWhereEvents
April 19, 1989500 miles east of Jacksonville, Fla.
USS TRIPPE (FF 1075) and USS PLATTE collide during fleet exercises in the Atlantic. One minor injury is reported and PLATTE sustains minor damage.


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