U.S.S. Salamonie
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);
Length: 553';
Beam: 75';
Draft: 32' 4";
Speed: 18kts;
Complement: 304;
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.
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