Uss Detroit

Fairfield
3rd November 2004, 11:28
Taken on the Clyde in 1988.

Abbeywood.
2nd September 2009, 14:39
Built by Puget Sound Shipbuilding and launched on 21 June 1969.
One of class of 5 ships, the others are, or were, Sacramento, (AOE 1), Camden, (AOE 2), Seattle, (AOE 3). AOE 5 was cancelled, un-named,
Designed as Fleet replenishment ships, for Carrier Battle groups and were capable of 26 knots. Twin screw with steam turbines with an output of 100,000 shp. 58600 tons full load.
NB the Sacramento and the Camden were fitted with the turbines intended for the cancelled 'Iowa' class battleship 'Kentucky', (BB-66)

jcbenware
9th April 2011, 14:56
I was on the Detroit 1986-1988 as Leading Chief/Division officer for M-Division. Detroit had a great engineering plant and was much faster than the official 26 knots.

Davesdream
17th April 2011, 17:54
Here is a link to the operational history of this ship and her demise.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/15/150202.htm

Regards
Dave

jcbenware
17th April 2011, 20:29
Here is a link to the operational history of this ship and her demise.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/15/150202.htm

Regards
Dave

This is the correct one.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/59/5904.htm

Davesdream
18th April 2011, 00:43
Thanks for caughting my mistake, sorry about that!

Regards
Dave

mrcanoehead
26th April 2011, 14:38
remember it while working on the two older us navy tankers, canisteo & caloosathatchee, remember it being around Norfolk va quite a bit, & somthing about a boiler incident , late 80's someone sevely injured on it...