Guad Earned 24 Battle Stars Link
Midway- Attu- Guadalcanal- Gilberts-Truk-Marianas-Leyte Gulf-Lingayen Gulf- Iwo Jima- Okinawa
Last surviving ship of the Battle of Midway when Decommissioned 1974
Home Ports: Long Beach/San Diego, California
Nicknames: "Tijuana Taxi" "Greasy G" "Granny"
Navy's Oldest Active Fleet Oiler at the time of Decommissioning
"She may be old But She Still Put's Out"
to all those who Pumped: Black Oil, ND, JP-5, & AvGas.
Highlined: Mail,Passengers, Movies, Bullets & Beans.
Cimarron Class Fleet Oiler: EX ESSO SS RALEIGH
Displacement: 24,830 tons
Draft: 32' 4" Full Load
Speed: 18 knots
Armament: 4 5"/38 DP, 4x2 40mm, 4x2 20mm
Capacity: 146,000 barrels
NSFO 8,610,000 gal, JP-5 1,344,000 gal, ND 2,352,000 gal, Av Gas 200,000 gal
Geared turbines engines,
4 450# CE K type Boilers, twin screws, 30,400 hp
Maritime Commission T3-S2-A1 type
Built at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
EX ESSO SS RALEIGH
Acquired by the Navy June 1940
Commissioned June 1941
Stricken from Navy Rolls 5-15-75 Disposed of 10-16-75 by MARAD Sale
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