Cimarron Class Fleet Oiler: Laid down, 5 February 1940, as SS Esso Columbia, a Maritime Commission type (T3-S2-A1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 13), at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.;
Launched, 18 September 1940;
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, (date unknown);
Commissioned USS Salamonie (AO-26), 28 April 1941;
Decommissioned, 20 December 1968;
Struck from the Naval Register, 2 September 1969; Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.;
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1970 to Intershitra of Rotterdam, Netherlands for $298,001.
Displacement 7,470 t.(lt) 24,830 t.(fl);
Draft: 32' 4";
Armament: four 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts, four twin 40mm gun mounts, four twin 20mm gun mounts;
Capacity: 146,000 barrels;
Propulsion, geared turbines, twin screws. 30,400hp.