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Corsicana (II)
T2-SE-A1
Suamico Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 20 April 1942, as a Maritime Commission type (T3-SE-A1) tanker hull under Maritime Commission
contract, (MC hull 325) at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA., as Corsicana (II)
Launched, 17 August 1942
Acquired by the Navy, 29 August 1942
Commissioned as USS Pecos (AO-65), 5 October 1942
Decommissioned, 14 March 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet.
Laid up as Corsicana (II).
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Reacquired by the Navy and reinstated on the Naval Register, 20 March 1950
Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
Placed in service as USNS Pecos (T-AO-65), 18 July 1950
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Sold by MARAD, 17 July 1974
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1974.
Scrapped at Baltimore 07.1975 by Boston Metals Co., Baltimore.
( See photos below )
Specifications:
Displacement 5,730 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl)
Length 523'
Beam 68'
Draft 28'
Speed 15 kts.
Complement 200
Armament one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four 3"/50 guns,
four twin 40mm gun mounts, six twin 20mm gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 140,000 barrels
Propulsion turbo-electric, single screw. 8,000hp

View the Pecos (AO-65)
DANFS history entry located the US Naval Historical Center web site.

The Miramar Ship Index for "CORSICANA"
IDNo:
6113972
Year:
1942
Name:
CORSICANA
Keel:
20.04.1942
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
17.08.1942
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
05.10.1942

Ton:
10172
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
246
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Sun
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chester, Pa
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
( Launched as CORSICANA ] -
1947 CORSICANA - 1948 PECOS

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Baltimore 07.1975.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
6113972
1942
CORSICANA
10172
UMMC
AO-65
6113972
1942
PECOS
10172
1942
U.S. Navy
6113972
1942
CORSICANA
10172
1946
UMMC
T-AO-65
6113972
1942
PECOS
10172
1950
M.S.T.S.

 
USS Pecos (AO-65) ex. "Corsicana (II)", date and place unknown.
 
USS Pecos (AO-65) ex. "Corsicana (II)", date and place unknown.
USS Pecos (T-AO-65) ex. "Corsicana (II)", moored pierside at Bremen, Germany, while discharging a cargo of
fuel for the US forces in Germany, 25 September 1968.
( Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus )
USS Pecos (T-AO-65) ex. "Corsicana (II)",  moored pierside at Bremen, Germany, while discharging a cargo of
fuel for the US forces in Germany, 25 September 1968.
( Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus )
 
USS Pecos (T-AO-65) ex. "Corsicana (II)", laid up, James River, USA, in 06-1975.
( Photo copyright L. van Ginderen )
 
USS Pecos (T-AO-65) ex. "Corsicana (II)", underway, probably in San Francisco Bay, circa 1950s.
( Photo thanks to Mike Green )