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     AO-109  Waccamaw     

Photo byAugust 1983. Black Sea. Photo from the archives of А. Andreev.
Country: United States.
Class, [Type]: Mispillion, [AO].

Builder: Avondale Shipyard, New Orleans, U.S.A.
Launch date: 30 March 1946.
Commission date: 25 June 1946.
Decommissioned: 24 February 1975.

Displacement ( tons ): 23600 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 169 x 23 x 10.
Main machinery: 2 x Geared turbines ( 13500 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 18,5.
Complement: 110.

Gans: 1 x 1 76mm.
Military lift: 16000 t of fuel, 5000 t aviation fuel.

Comment: Transferred to the Military Sealift Command.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1983
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