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Kings Mountain / Conastoga / Millicoma
T2-SE-A1
Suamico Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down as King's Mountain a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A1) ( MC No. 336 ) tanker hull under a
Maritime Commission contract by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA.,
4 August 1942; Renamed Conestoga; Launched as Millicoma,
21 January 1943; Acquired by the Navy,
30 January 1943; Converted for Navy service at Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD.;
Commissioned, USS Millicoma (AO-73), 5 March 1943 at Baltimore, MD;
Decommissioned, 21 February 1946 at San Francisco, CA.;
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946;
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, June 1946 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet; .
Reacquired by the Navy, February 1948; Assigned to MSTS, 1 October 1949.
Reinstated on the Naval Register, 28 April 1950 and placed In-service on a contract charter
basis as USNS Millicoma (T-AO-73);
Reclassified Oil Transporter (T-AOT), (date unknown);
Placed Out-of-service, (date unknown);
Struck from the Naval Register, 31 March 1986;
Transferred to MARAD for disposal or lay up, 2 February 1987;
Final Disposition, fate unknown;
( See photos below )
Specifications:
Displacement 5,730 t.(lt) 21,880 t.(fl);
Length 523' 6";
Beam 68';
Draft 30';
Speed 15.5kts;
Complement 251;
Armament one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts,
four twin 40mm gun mounts, four twin 20mm gun mounts;
Capacity 140,000 barrels;
Propulsion, Turbo-electric, single screw, 8,000hp.

View the Millicoma (AO-73)
DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway web site.

The Miramar Ship Index for "KINGS MOUNTAIN / CONASTOGA / MILLICOMA"
IDNo:
6116114
Year:
1943
Name:
MILLICOMA
Keel:
04.08.1942
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
21.01.1943
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
05.03.1943

Tons:
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
275
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 CONASTOGA, ordered as KINGS MOUNTAIN ]

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 22.07.1987 [ By Chi Shun Hwa Steel Co Ltd. ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
6116114
1943
KINGS MOUNTAIN
1942
6116114
1943
CONASTOGA
1943
AO-73
6116114
1943
MILLICOMA
10198
1943
U.S. Navy

 
Seen here as USNS Millicoma (T-AO-73).
Seen here as USNS Millicoma (T-AO-73).
 
USS Millicoma (AO-73) underway, date and location unknown.
( Photo thanks to Stan Svec )
 
USS Millicoma (AO-73), ex. "Conastoga", ex. "Kings Mountain", underway, date and location unknown.