Career of USS Chikaskia AO54

Name:  USS Chikaskia

Builder:     Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation;
  Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard;
  Sparrows Point, Maryland

Launched:        2 October 1942
Acquired:  10 January 1943
Commissioned:        10 November 1943
Decommissioned:     18 December 1969
Struck:     1 December 1976
Fate:        Sold for scrap; 26 May 1982


General Characteristics

Class and type:  Cimarron-class oiler
Type:  T3-S2-A3 tanker hull

Displacement:    7,236 long tons (7,352 t) light
   25,440 long tons (25,848 t) full load

Lengh:553 ft (169) m)
Beam: 75 ft (23 m)
Draft:  32 ft (9.8 m)
Propulsion:Geared turbines, twin screws,
  30,400 shp (22,669 kW)
Speed:       18 knots (21 mph; 33 km/h)
Capacity:   146,000 barrels