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Named for Mount
Shasta, a Cascade Range volcano in northern California.
Laid down, 10 November 1969, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Division,
Inc., Pascagoula, MS.
3 April 1971
Shasta (AE-33), 26 February 1972
Decommissioned, 10 October
Placed in service with the
Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Shasta (T-AE-33), 1
October 1997, as part of the Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force (PM1) assigned
Deactivated and struck
from the Naval Register, 7 April 2011
9,340 t.(lt) 19,940 t.(fl)
See: Drama of El Salvador
Length 564' Beam 81' Draft
29' Speed 20 kts.
Complement: MSC 125 -133
Civilian Mariners / Naval Detachment 30
Cargo Capacity: 60,000 cu ft 6,000DWT
Armament: -  twin 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun
Aircraft:  MH60S Seahawk helicopters
Propulsion:  General Electric turbine  Foster-Wheeler
Single six blade fixed propeller, 22,000shp