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Lone Jack
Launch of the "Lone Jack", October 21th, 1944.
( Photo Sun Shipbuilding )
Envelope for crew members of the "Lone Jack".
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History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 450. UMSC No. 1767. Official nr. 246755.
Keel laid 11-07-1944. Launched 21-10-1944. Completed 31-10-1944. Gr. 10297 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.
LONE JACK-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
LONE JACK-1946 for Cities Service Oil Company, United States Department of Commerce, Philadelphia, USA.
LONE JACK-1954 Re-acquired by the Maritime Administration, 23 December, and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
LONE JACK-1956 Acquired by the US Navy, 28 November.
T-AO-161 Lone Jack-1957 Assigned to the Military Transportation Service (MSTS) and placed in service as USNS Lone Jack (T-AO-161), 15 January, at New Orleans, LA., operated by Marine Transport Lines, Inc., New York, NY;
T-AO-161 Lone Jack-1957 Placed out of service, struck form the Naval Register, and transferred to the Maritime Administration, 7 October.
T-AO-161 Lone Jack-1957 Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
LONE JACK-1966 Transferred to the US Army, 10 June, for use as a floating power station at Cam Rahn Bay, South Vietnam.
Additional Reports:
Reported Lone Jack sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung Apr.1971 to be broken up. [ By Tung Ho Steel Enterprises ]