USS Passumpsic
 AO-107


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One of Eight
JUMBOIZED Tankers


Passumpsic (AO-107) c. 1946 to 1965
US Navy photo


......................................................................................................................................................Photo by Ralph Turner

Cimmeron/Ashtabula Class Fleet Oiler / Jumboized: Laid down, 8 March 1945. under a Maritime Commission contract, (MC type T3-S2-A3) at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock, Chester, PA; Launched, 31 October 1945; Commissioned USS Passumpsic (AO-107), 1 April 1946; Jumboized, c.1964-65; Decommissioned, 24 July 1973; Struck from the Naval Register, 17 December 1991; Final disposition, title transfer to MARAD for disposition, fate unknown.Cimmeron/Astabula Specifications: Displacement 7,236 t.(lt) 25,440 t.(fl); Length 553'; Beam 75'; Draft 32'; Speed 18kts; Complement 314; Armament one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four single 3"/50 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.
Jumboized Specifications: Displacement 12,840 t.(lt) 33,987 t.(fl); Length 644"; Draft 34' 9"
Passumpsic was sold for scrapping in 91 or 92.  She was in Subic Bay when Mt Pinitubo cooked off and was caught in the ash cloud. (see Hassayampa, she missed the ash) They wound up with about a foot of caustic wet ash on deck (there was a typhoon in the neighborhood).  When they finally got it off, it had stripped the paint down to bare metal.  She had been the scroungiest ship in our Far East fleet, and was then the shiniest.  She went up to Japan, either Yokosuka Naval Station or our MSC Far East HQ in Yokohama (North Pier) and taken out of service.  She was sold shortly there after and towed to Pakistan for scrapping.  Seems to me she sold for about $5 million  (Pat Moloney)


Ship's Motto: Pumping P

Ship Commanders
R.D. Phillips
C.M. Ryan

C. Jackson

P.D. Gallery

F.I. Winant

W.K. Parsons

J.R. Leeds

H.H. McCarley
1946
46-47

47-48

48-50

50-51

51-52

52-53

53-54
J.M. Hyde
R.H. Solier

W.H. Hazzard

L.A. LaJaunie,Jr

D.G. Irvine

F.N. Shamer

E.G. Fairfax

J.F. Gustaferro
54-55
55-56

56-57

57-58

58-59

59-60

60-61
61-62
A.W. Venne,Jr
E.I. Malone

J.A. Lovington

R.R. Hale

H.P. Glindeman,Jr

E.B. Rodgers

F.B. Bromley
62-63
63-64

65-66

66-68

68-69

69-71

71-72

Refueling the USS Ranger CVA-61


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