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Photographer:Captain Peter [View profile]Title:USS Camden AOE2Added:Sep 12, 2007
Captured:IMO:UnavailableHits:865
Location:Balboa, Panama
Photo Category: Auxiliaries
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Balboa (Panama)

14 aug 2007
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IMO:N/A
Pennant no.:AOE2
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barry on Sep 04, 2007 23:26 (10 years ago)
the number looks more like a 2 which means it is 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 16:01 (10 years ago)
It's Sacramento, if you look closely, you can make out the painted over number 1 on her bow.
Marc Piché on Aug 30, 2007 10:05 (10 years ago)
Hello Peter.

This could be either the former SACRAMENTO or CAMDEN being towed to Brownsville TX for scrapping. Contracts were awarded to ESCO Marine by the US Navy on the same day, April 14, 2007, for both of them to be broken up. Since they were both laid up at Bremerton WA and were exact sister ships, positive ID will have to come from people within the navy or with Crowley, the tugboat company.

Thanks for posting this most intersting view.

Marc
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