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Suamico Class, U.S. Oilers


Photograph of Suamico-class oiler

Mare Island Navy Yard #5548

Schematic diagram of Suamico class oiler

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 5782 tons light
21,880 tons fully loaded
Dimensions 523'6" by 68' by 30'
159.56m by 20.73m by 9.14m
Maximum speed       15.5 knots
Complement 251
Armament 1 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
4 3"/50 AA guns
4x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
4x2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft turbo-electric (6000 shp)
2 boilers
Bunkerage
1440 tons
Liquid capacity 141,158 barrels
Dry cargo 560 tons


The Suamicos were Maritime Commission standard T2-SE-A1 tankers converted to Navy use in 1942-43.


Units in the Pacific:

Suamico

Arrived 1942-10-8


Tallulah Arrived 1942-11-9
Schuylkill Arrived 1942-6-2
Petrolite Arrived 1942-12?
Pecos
Arrived 1942-3-18

Millicoma Arrived 1943-3
Cache
Arrived 1943-3

Saugatuck Arrived 1943-4-30
Saranac Arrived 1943-5
Ocklawaha Arrived 1944-3-9 Fitted out as water tanker
Pamanset Arrived 1944-4-30
PonagansetArrived 1944-5-15Converted to water tanker by 1945-5
Chepachet
Arrived 1944-7-17

Cowanesque     
Arrived 1944-10-29

Cossatot
Arrived 1945-1-4

Soubarissen   Completed 1945-1-5 (Sausalito)         Fitted out as water tanker


References

DANFS

ONI 222 (1945-9-1)
Wildenberg (1996)



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