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Pamanset
T2-SE-A2
Escambia Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down as a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull under a Maritime Commission
contract at Marinship, Sausalito, CA;
Launched, (date unknown) ;
Commissioned USS Pamanset (AO-85), 30 April 1944;
Decommissioned, around 1946;
Struck from the Naval Register, (date unknown);
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet;
Reacquired by the Navy, around 1948;
Operated under contract to Naval Transportation Service;
Placed In-Service by MSTS as USNS Pamanset (T-AO-85), 1 October 1949;
Placed Out-of-Service, (1958);
Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet;
Struck from the Naval Register, (1967);
In 1976 Lengthened to 8023 grt & converted to a to vehicles carrier, renamed SEATRAIN FLORIDA
1978 Renamed FLORIDA.
Final Disposition, Scrapped at Kaohsiung 17.11.1986.

PAMANSET - 1944    US, 1TE (aft)
10,711 GRT for U. S. Navy (AO-85),  504.0 x 68.2
Tanker built by Marinship Corp., Sausalito, Calif. (4/44),   #21
1958 - transferred to U. S. Dept. of Commerce - Maritime Administration
1967 - SEATRAIN FLORIDA,  Hudson Waterways Corp., New York, 503326
   converted to vehicle carrier with added 36' section from discarded forebody from s/t FRUITVALE HILLS,
converted by Newport News SB. & DD. Co., Newport News, Va., 8,023 grt, 540.9 x 68.1',
delivered 03/1967
1975 - U. S. Dept. of Commerce, New York
1978 - FLORIDA   s/o
Broken up at Kaohsiung 1986 by An Hsiung Iron & Steel Co.,
arrived 17.11.1986, work began 25.11.1986, completed 11.12.1986.

The Miramar Ship Index for "PAMANSET"
IDNo:
6119807
Year:
1944
Name:
PAMANSET
Launch Date:
25.06.1943
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
30.04.1944
Flag:
USA
Keel:
30.03.1943

Ton:
10448
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
21
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:
[ 1967 Lg 8023 grt & converted to vehicles carrier ] -
1967 SEATRAIN FLORIDA - 1978 FLORIDA

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 17.11.1986.

History :
ON  
LR/IMO  
ID  
Year
Name  
Tons  
Change  
Main Owner
AO-85
6119807
1944
PAMANSET
10448
U.S. Navy
503326
6119807
1944
SEATRAIN FLORIDA
8023
1967
503326
6119807
1944
FLORIDA
8023
1978
( See photos below )
Specifications:
Displacement 5,782 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl);
Length 523' 6";
Beam 68';
Draft 30' 10";
Speed 15kts;
Complement 267;
Armament one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four 3"/50 guns, four twin 40mm gun mounts,
four twin 20mm gun mounts;
Capacity 140,000 barrels;
Propulsion, turbo-electric, single screw, 8,000shp.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Pamanset (AO-85) at the Haze Gray & Underway
Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.

 
USS Pamanset (AO-85).
 
USS Pamanset (AO-85).
 
USS Pamanset (AO-85).
USS Pamanset (AO-85) with USS Essex (CV-9) in background.
 
USS Pamanset (AO-85) with USS Essex (CV-9) in background.
 
"Seatrain Florida", ex. USS Pamanset (AO-85)