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Tomahawk
T2-SE-A2
Escambia Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 1 June 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission
contract (MC hull 1267) at Marinship Corp., Sausalito, CA.
Launched, 10 October 1944
Commissioned USS Tomahawk (AO-88), 16 April 1944, at Portland, OR.
Decommissioned, 6 January 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service as USNS Tomahawk (T-AO-88)
Transferred to the Maritime Commission in September 1961, for lay up in the National Defense
Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition,
1966 - MAINE, Hudson Waterways Corp., New York
1967 - dismantled, bow and forward part of cargo section joined to machinery section of
MISSION SAN DIEGO, becoming SEATRAIN WASHINGTON, after part of cargo section
joined to machinery section of MISSION SAN JOSE, becoming SEATRAIN OHIO,  machinery
section joined with forward cargo section of MISSION SAN JOSE and part of midbody discarded
from MISSION SAN JUAN, by Maryland SB. & DD. Co., Baltimore, resulting vessel - vehicle carrier,
8024 grt, 540.4 x 68.1'  delivered, 05/1967
1967 - SEATRAIN MAINE, Hudson Waterways Corp., New York
1975 - U. S. Dept. of Commerce, New York
1978 - MAINE  s/o.
Sold to ESCO Marine, Brownsville, Tx on January 25, 2008 for $86,726  and was removed from the Beaumont Reserve Fleet on March 13, 2008.
 ( See photos below )
Specifications:
Displacement 5,782 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl)
Length 523' 6"
Beam 68'
Draft 30' 10"
Speed 15 kts.
Complement 267
Armament one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four 3"/50 guns, four twin 40mm gun mounts,
four twin 20mm gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 140,000 barrels
Propulsion turbo-electric, single screw, 8,000shp.

View the Tomahawk (AO-88)
DANFS history entry located at Navsource

Laid down, 1 June 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission
contract (MC hull 1267) at Marinship Corp., Sausalito, CA.
Launched, 10 October 1944
1960 - transferred to U. S. Dept. of Commerce - Maritime Administration
1966 - MAINE   Hudson Waterways Corp., New York, 504714
1967 - dismantled, bow and forward part of cargo section joined to machinery section of MISSION SAN DIEGO,
becoming SEATRAIN WASHINGTON, after part of cargo section joined to machinery section of MISSION SAN JOSE,
becoming SEATRAIN OHIO, machinery section joined with forward cargo section of MISSION SAN JOSE and
part of midbody discarded from MISSION SAN JUAN, by Maryland SB. & DD. Co., Baltimore,
resulting vessel - vehicle carrier, 8024 grt, 540.4 x 68.1'  delivered. 05/1967
1967 - SEATRAIN MAINE, Hudson Waterways Corp., New York
1975 - U. S. Dept. of Commerce, New York
1978 - MAINE, s/o
Reported SE 2004 (laid up, for disposal)

The Miramar Ship Index for "TOMAHAWK"
IDNo:
6709804
Year:
1944
Name:
TOMAHAWK
Keel:
01.06.1943
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
10.10.1943
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
16.04.1944

Tons:
10448
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
24
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A2
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Marinship Corp.
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Sausalito
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-16

Subsequent History:
1966 MAINE -
[ 1967 Lg 170.7 / 164.5 x 20.8 mtr, 8025 grt / 12446 dwt & coverted to RoRo rail vehicles carrier ] -
1967 SEATRAIN MAINE - 1978 MAINE

Disposal Data:
Sold to ESCO Marine, Brownsville, Tx on January 25, 2008

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
AO-88
6709804
1944
TOMAHAWK
10448
U.S. Navy
504714
6709804
6709804
1944
MAINE
10448
1966
Hudson Waterways Corp.
504714
6709804
6709804
1944
SEATRAIN MAINE
8024
1967
Hudson Waterways Corp.
504714
6709804
6709804
1944
SEATRAIN MAINE
8024
1975
U.S. Govt.
504714
6709804
6709804
1944
MAINE
8024
1978
U.S. Govt.

 
"Tomahawk", sponsor at her launch, Mrs. W.L. Kidneigh.
 
"Tomahawk", after her launch on August 10, 1943. "Mission San Jose" is on the left.
Sponsor was Mrs. W.L. Kidneigh.
 
USS Tomahawk (AO-88) at anchor, date and place unknown.
 
USS Tomahawk (AO-88).
 
"Seatrain Maine", ex. "Maine", ex. "Tomahawk".
( Photo Copyright W. Schell )
 
"Seatrain Maine", ex. "Maine", ex. "Tomahawk".