U.S.S. Sacramento - 1964

U.S.S. Sacramento - 1964 (HM1DTR)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 34.805', W 121° 30.428'

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— [AOE-1] —

Constructed during the early years of the Vietnam War, she was commissioned as a "Combat Supply and Auxiliary Support Ship" (AEO-1). At 793' and 53,000 tons, she is by far the largest ship in the U.S. Fleet to be named "Sacramento." With a crew of 600, she has been assigned to the Seventh Fleet and awarded fifteen Battle Stars. She has been dubbed a floating supermarket, holding in a single load eight million gallons of fuel, 1600 tons of ammunition, 250 tons of refrigerated products and 250 tons of staple foods plus parts for repairs, etc.
In one nine-month period she set a record by supplying 812 ships with 74 million gallons of fuel, 3,000 tons of provisions, 14,000 tons of ammunition and 1,000 tons of other materials. During this period, her two helicopters delivered 5,000 tons via that service.
Only three other support ships of her class were built and placed in service. They also were named after American cities - the Camden, Seattle and Detroit.
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HM NumberHM1DTR
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByMembers of the Sacramento Valley Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV), their families and friends. This Chapter was founded 2/1/91
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630033 N 4271236
Decimal Degrees38.58008333, -121.50713333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.805', W 121° 30.428'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 48.30" N, 121° 30' 25.68" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)415, 916, 209, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 80-98 Capitol Mall, Sacramento CA 95814, US
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