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USS CIMARRON AO-177



Tow Tug

USS Cimarron (AO-177) underway off Apra Harbor, Guam, 21 March 1983. 
From: Navsource, posted by Chris Plum

Suisun Bay Images    Dry Dock Images   Panama Maps

Final Voyage TOW  -  Arrived Balboa, Panama 0700 on Dec. 13, 2012

Cimarron Class Fleet Oiler:

Laid down: 18 March 1978
     at Avondale Shipyards,
     New Orleans, LA

Launched:
     28 April 1979


Commissioned:
     USS Cimarron (AO-177),
     10 January 1981,
     at Oakland, CA.,


Decommissioned:
     15 December 1998


Struck from Naval Register:
     3 May 1999  - 
Title transfer
     to MARAD -
laid up in
     NDRFleet
     Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.




Specifications:


Displacement:
    
26,000 t.(lt)
    36,977 t.(fl)

Length:
    Original - 591' 6"
    Jumboized - 700"

Beam:           88'

Draft:          32' (max.)
 

Speed:          20 kts.
 

Complement:
     
   15 Officers,
     318 Enlisted


Armament:
    [2] Phalanx CIWS
    [2] 25MM MK 38 Machine Guns
    [4].50-Caliber Machines Guns
 

Cargo Capacity Oil:
    75,000 Bbls JP-5
    45,000 Bbls Dry Fleet Freight
    360 t. Ammunition
    600 t. Lube Oil
    125 55-Gal Drums
    Refrigerated 60 t.
    Bottle Gas - 584 Cylinders
    ISO Containers - 21

Propulsion:
    [1] one steam turbine
    [2] two 600psi boilers
    single propeller, 24,000shp
    [2] boilers,
    [1] steam turbine,
    single shaft, 24,000shp



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View the
"CIMARRON TRADITION"

A page was created to DISPLAY
a WELCOME ABOARD Pamphlet handed out while the ship was in Victoria, Australia.

A friend Alan Anderson, a WWII U.S. naval veteran who now lives sent the PAMPHLET & PHOTOS he took.

Alan Anderson was a Yeoman aboard Rescue Tug ATR-7.

    

Click images below to view 3 sets [12 clips ea.] of locking

Entered MIRFLORES LOCKS at 0900 on Dec. 16, 2012


Was Raised UP

This was a neat encounter, THE WEB CAM OPERATOR FOLLOWED THE TOW

We could even see the
 "NEW LOCKS DIG"


They proceeded to 2nd Step



   
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