Class Fast Combat Support Ship
Displacement 18884 tons
Length 793 ft
Beam 107 ft
Draft 38 ft (Max)
Speed 26 Kt
Compliment 22 Officers, 530 Enlisted
Aircraft - two CH46E Sea Knight helicopters
Armament NATO Sparrow missiles, two twin 40mm gun
by two Phalanx CIWS
Propulsion four boilers, two geared steam turbines,
100,000 shaft horsepower
and her sister ship USS Camden
unique in that their propulsion systems were originally to be installed
the uncompleted Iowa class battleship, USS Kentucky
(BB-66. (8 Boilers and 4 steam turbines)
When it was decided to scrap USS Kentucky, the Navy split the
propulsion system and
installed half in USS Sacramento and half in USS Camden.
Laid down, 30 June 1961, Sacramento was the last
ship built at
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton,
Launched, 14 September 1963
Commissioned USS Sacramento (AOE-1), 14 March 1964
- Decommissioned, 1 October 2004, at Puget Sound
Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.
- Laid up at the NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site
Maintenance Office, Bremerton, WA.
- 13 April 2007, Contact awarded to ESCO
Marine, Brownsville, TX., for scrapping, in lieu of use as a target.
- Scrapping completed, 11 July 2008
QMC Husted's Goat Locker