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Escambia Class Fleet Oiler:
"Sebec", left and "Ocklawaha" on the right.
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History :
Built by Marinship Co., Sausalito, California.
Yardnumber 20. UMSC No. 1263. Off. nr. AO-84.
Keel laid 10-02-1943. Launched 09-06-1943. Completed 09-03-1944. Gr. 10448 t., Net. 6423 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 8,99 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 10000 B.h.p., 7356 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 tanks.
OCKLAWAHA-1944 Completed for U.S. War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, USA.
AO-84 OCKLAWAHA-1944 Commissioned USS Ocklawaha (AO-84), 9 March.
AO-84 OCKLAWAHA-1946 Decommissioned, 19 July.
AO-84 OCKLAWAHA-1947 Struck from the Naval Register, 23 April. Laid up, 12 May, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group. Withdrawn from the National Defense Reserve Fleet, 10 October, to Trinidad Corp. under a General Agency Agreement.
AO-84 OCKLAWAHA-1948 Reacquired by the Navy, 22 May for reactivation at Boston. Operated under contract to Naval Transportation Service (NTS) by Marine Transport Lines, Inc.
T-AO-84 OCKLAWAHA-1949 Reinstated in the Naval Vessel Register and placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Ocklawaha (T-AO-84), 1 October.
T-AO-84 OCKLAWAHA-1949 Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 9 June 1959 and simultaneously transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
T-AO-84 OCKLAWAHA-1971 Struck from the Naval Register, 29 March.
Additional Reports :
Reported OCKLAWAHA sold for scrapping, 2 September 1975, to Luria Bros. & Co. Inc. (PD-X-998) dated 16 July 1975, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, to River Development Corp., Kearny, N. J., arrived 20 September 1975.

USS Ocklawaha, Fleet Oiler, hull #20, keel laid 2/10/43, launched June 9, 1943. Sponsor: Mrs Van W. Rosendahl, wife of W. A. Bechtel Co. Vice President; Matron of Honor, Mrs. Robert J. McIvor. In USMC Reserve Fleet in October, 1960. In reserve, Beaumont TX 1974.