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Suamico Class Fleet Oiler:
 "Schuylkill (AO-76) ex., Louisburg" memorial envelope.
 "Louisburg" just after launch.
 USS "Schuylkill (AO-76)" underway at sea on April17th, 1943.
USS Schuylkill (AO-76) underway, circa 1944, place unknown.
USS Schuylkill (AO-76), near the Norfolk Navy Yard, 24 April 1943.
( Photo thanks to Mike Green )
USS Schuylkill (AO-76), near the Norfolk Navy Yard, 24 April 1943. In this ship, as an experiment, the smokestack aft was replaced
with a small exhaust pipe and a dummy smokestack was installed amidships over the bridge. The purpose was to persuade a U-boat
skipper that the ship was a freighter rather than a more valuable tanker. The experiment does not appear to have been repeated.
( Photo thanks to Mike Green )
USS Schuylkill (AO-76) at anchor, date and location unknown.
U.S. Navy Oiler USS Schuylkill (AO-76), October 1971.
A crew member aboard USS Chipola (AO-63) heaves a line across to USNS Schuylkill (T-AOT-76), circa 1972, location unknown.
( Photo thanks to Ron Reeves )
 USNS Schuylkill (T-AOT-76).
( Photo Copyright reserved )

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 313. UMSC No. 306. Official nr. AO-76.
Keel laid 24-09-1942. Launched 16-02-1943. Completed 09-04-1943. Gr. 10198 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 General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
Keel laid as SCHUYLKILL.
LOUISBURG-1942 Ordered by United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
AO-76 SCHUYLKILL-1943 Commissioned USS Schuylkill (AO-76), 9 April 1943, at Baltimore, MD.,for United States Navy, Philadelphia, USA.
AO-76 SCHUYLKILL-1946 Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946.
AO-76 SCHUYLKILL-1946 Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 30 June 1946 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
AO-76 SCHUYLKILL-1948 Reacquired by the Navy, 30 January 1948.
AO-76 SCHUYLKILL-1948 Placed in service by the Naval Transportation Service (NTS).
T-AO-76 SCHUYLKILL-1949 Control shifted to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October 1949, redesignated USNS Schuylkill (T-AO-76).
AOT-76 SCHUYLKILL-19?? Reclassified Transport Oiler (AOT-76), date unknown.
AOT-76 SCHUYLKILL-1975 Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 8 September 1975 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
AOT-76 SCHUYLKILL-1986 Struck from the Naval Register, 31 March 1986.
Additional Reports:
Reported Schuylkill sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan 4 Mar.1988. Arrived Kaohsiung 8 Oct. 1988 to be broken up, work began 25.10.1988. [ By C.J.W. Shipping & Trading Co. ]