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Photographer:Captain Peter [View profile]Title:USS Camden AOE2Added:Sep 12, 2007
Location:Balboa, Panama
Photo Category: Auxiliaries
Balboa (Panama)

14 aug 2007
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Pennant no.:AOE2
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Capt.BURAK ATIL on Sep 05, 2007 10:02 (11 years ago)
That s pity whole old ladies be stricken huh...! i have been on board Seattle 1997 at Marmaris that was nice
ChrisV71 on Sep 02, 2007 03:18 (11 years ago)
Your right, this is Camden. I was looking at the thing that looks like a painted over number 1 right behind the anchor chain.
barry on Sep 04, 2007 23:27 (11 years ago)
it looks like a number 2 thats painted out to me which means its Camden
Keel Laid: February 17, 1964
Launched: May 29, 1965
Commissioning: April 1, 1967
Decommissioning: October 1, 2005
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, N.J.
Propulsion System: four V2M 600 PSI Propulsion Boilers
Propellers: two
Length: 794 feet (242 meters)
Beam: 107 feet (32.6 meters)
Draft: 38 feet (11.6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 53,000 tons
Speed: 26 knots
Aircraft: two CH-46
Armament: one Sea Sparrow launcher, two Phalanx CIWS
Crew: 48 Officers, 678 Enlisted
ChrisV71 on Aug 30, 2007 15:59 (11 years ago)
That is Sacramento. If you look at her bow, you can make out the painted over number 1.

Camden was also towed to Brownsville recently.

Seattle and Detroit which were East Coast ships were scrapped in Brownsville last year.
canpbl on Aug 30, 2007 05:57 (11 years ago)
It is one of the decomissioned Sacramento class.
There was 4 of them:
AOE-1 Sacramento, decomissioned 1 Oct 2004
AOE-2 Camden, decomissioned 14 Oct 2005
AOE-3 Seattle, decomissioned 15 March 2005
AOE-4 Detroit, decomissioned 17 March 2005.

Likely either Seattle or Sacramento.

They where build in mid-60s. The only relation they have is that the first two are using engines coming from the never completed battleship Kentucky (BB-66).
Magogman on Aug 30, 2007 04:39 (11 years ago)
Looks to be a USNS fast combat support ship, T-AOE.

There were 4 on active duty, Supply, Rainier, Arctic, and Bridge.

They were built between 1994 and 1997 so really are not all that old----I wonder if they might be an earlier class of ships?
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