USS Sacramento (AOE-1)

Sacramento 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 mounts, replaced by two Phalanx CIWS
  • Propulsion four boilers, two geared steam turbines, two shafts, 100,000 shaft horsepower

  • Sacramento and her sister ship USS Camden (AOE-2), are unique in that their propulsion systems were originally to be installed in 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, WA.
  • Launched, 14 September 1963
  • Commissioned USS Sacramento (AOE-1), 14 March 1964

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