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     AO-147  Truckee     

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

Builder: New York Shipbuilding, USA.
Laid down: 21 December 1953.
Launch date: 10 March 1955.
Commission date: 18 November 1955.
Decommissioned: 8 July 1997.

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:  1985
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