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Fort Cumberland
"Fort Cumberland" during the war, outbound, also loaded with planes, June 24th, 1944.
( Photo US Coast Guard )

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 412. UMSC No. 1736. Official nr. 245671,
Keel laid 03-02-1944. Launched 09-05-1944. Completed 27-05-1944. Gr. 10296 t., Net. 6236 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,31 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots.26 Tanks.
FORT CUMBERLAND-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
ESSO CUMBERLAND-1946 for Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ESSO CUMBERLAND-1950 for Esso Shipping Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
CUMBERLAND-1957 Acquired by the Maritime Commission, 26 November 1957, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
CUMBERLAND-1957 Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Administration, date unknown.
T-AO-153 CUMBERLAND-1957 Assigned to MSC and placed In service as USNS Cumberland (T-AO-153), date unknown.
T-AO-153 CUMBERLAND-1957 Returned to MARAD, date unknown.
T-AO-153 CUMBERLAND-1957 Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown.
CUMBERLAND-1966 Transferred to the US Army and refitted for use as floating power plant - stationed at Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam
Additional Reports:
Reported Cumberland sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 25 May 1972 to be broken up.[ By Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Co., Ltd. ]