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     AO-143  Neosho     

Photo byNovember 1984. Black Sea. Photo from the archives of А. Andreev.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Neosho, [AO].

Builder: Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, USA.
Launch date: 10 November 1953.
Commission date: 24 September 1954.
Decommissioned: 25 May 1978.

Displacement ( tons ): 38600 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 200 x 26 x 11.
Main machinery: 2 x Geared turbines ( 24000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 20.
Complement: 325.

Gans: 1 x 1 76mm, 3 x 2 40mm.
Military lift: 23200 t of fuel, oil or aviation fuel.

Comment: Helicopter platform only. Transferred to the Military Sealift Command.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1984
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