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Cedar Creek
Suamico Class Fleet Oiler:
 "Cedar Creek". Portside view underway. June 4th, 1944.
( Photo US Coast Guard )
"Cedar Creek" probably at the time of her return by the Soviet Union in 1948.
USNS Cedar Creek (T-AO-138) with "Machano Decking" erected a top her tank deck created
12,000 square feet of deck in which to store and transport aircraft, date and place unknown.
Sadly not a very good photo of the USNS Cedar Creek (T-AO-138) underway with a
deck load of aircraft, date and place unknown.

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 331. UMSC No. 395. Official nr. 244786.
Keel laid 20-09-1943. Launched 15-12-1943. Completed 27-12-1943. Gr. 10195 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.
CEDAR CREEK-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
TAGANROG-1944 for Dalíne Vostochnoye Gosudarstvyennoye Morskoye Parakhovtsvo, (Lend-Lease Program) Vladivostok, Russia.
CEDAR CREEK-1948 Returned to the Maritime Commission in 1948.
CEDAR CREEK-1948 Acquired by the US Navy in July 1948.
AO-138 CEDAR CREEK-1948 Designated (AO-138) and operated under charter for the Naval Transportation Service.
AO-138 CEDAR CREEK-1949 Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) 1 October 1949
T-AO-138 CEDAR CREEK-1949 Placed in service as USNS Cedar Creek (T-AO-138).
T-AO-138 CEDAR CREEK-1954 Placed out of service in September, at San Diego. CA.
T-AO-138 CEDAR CREEK-1954 Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group.
T-AO-138 CEDAR CREEK-19?? Placed out of service, date unknown.
T-AO-138 CEDAR CREEK-19?? Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown.
CEDAR CREEK-1957 Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 14 October 1957, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Cedar Creek sold to shipbreakers in USA. Arrived Portland, Oregon 2 Sep. 1975 to be broken up. [ By Zidell Explorations Inc. ]