T-3 Tankers

Most recent update: April 8, 2008.


The first 12 T-3 tankers were the first ships bought by the U.S. Maritime Commission after the liner "America", before settling in to the longer-term T2 program.  The remaining 51 were built later, mostly by Bethlehem Sparrows Point, which built 37 of them.

USMC # Shipbuilder Hull # Name USMC Design DWT Delivered Disposition
2 Sun Ship 172 Cimarron T3-S2-A1 18,300 20-Mar-39 To USN as Cimarron (AO 22), scrapped 1969
3 Sun Ship 173 Seakay T3-S2-A1 18,300 23-Mar-39 To USN as Santee (AO 29), converted 1942 to CVE 29, scrapped 1960
4 Sun Ship 174 Esso New Orleans T3-S2-A1 18,300 14-Apr-39 To USN as Chenango (AO 31), converted 1942 to CVE 28, scrapped 1962
5 Federal Kearny 151 Markay T3-S2-A1 18,300 25-May-39 To USN as Suwanee (AO 33), converted 1942 to CVE 27, scrapped 1962
6 Federal Kearny 152 Neosho T3-S2-A1 18,300 7-Aug-39 To USN as Neosho (AO 23), bombed and scuttled off New Guinea 1942
7 Federal Kearny 153 Esso Trenton T3-S2-A1 18,300 15-Dec-39 To USN as Sangamon (AO 28), converted 1942 to CVE 26, scrapped 1960
8 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4329 Platte T3-S2-A1 18,300 10-Dec-39 To USN as Platte (AO 24), scrapped 1971
9 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4330 Esso Annapolis T3-S2-A1 18,300 26-Jan-40 To USN as Chemung (AO 30), scrapped 1971
10 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4331 Esso Albany T3-S2-A1 18,300 5-Dec-40 To USN as Sabine (AO 25), to NDRF 1958, scrapped 1983
11 Newport News 370 Esso Richmond T3-S2-A1 18,300 20-Apr-40 To USN as Kaskaskia (AO 27), scrapped 1970
12 Newport News 371 Esso Raleigh T3-S2-A1 18,300 21-Jun-40 To USN as Guadalupe (AO 32), scrapped 1975
13 Newport News 372 Esso Columbia T3-S2-A1 18,300 28-Aug-40 To USN as Salamonie (AO 26), scrapped 1971
1257 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4374 Sparrows Point T3-S-A1 16,100 28-Dec-42 Sold 1946, Frank A. Morgan 1950, Vantage Venture 1966, scrapped 1971 
1258 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4375 Cornell T3-S-A1 16,100 27-Feb-43 Sold 1947, converted to self-unloader Keva Ideal 1960
516 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4378 Samoset T3-S-A1 16,100 24-Dec-42 To USN as Chiwawa (AO 68), sold 1946, converted to laker Walter A. Sterling 1961, Lee A. Tregurtha
517 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4379 Sachem T3-S-A1 16,100 23-Jan-43 To USN as Enoree (AO 69), to NDRF 1958
518 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4380 Shabonee T3-S-A1 16,100 30-Jan-43 To USN as Escalante (AO 70), sold 1947 as George MacDonald, exploded and sank 1960
519 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4381 Marquette T3-S-A1 16,100 20-Feb-43 To USN as Neshanic (AO 71), sold 1947 as Gulfoil, wrecked 1958 but converted to laker Pioneer Challenger, Middletown 1962, American Victory
520 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4382 Citadel T3-S-A1 16,100 13-Mar-43 To USN as Niobrara (AO 72), to NDRF 1958
521 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4383 Esso Portland T3-S-A1 16,100 9-Apr-43 Completed as Dartmouth, sold 1943, Esso Brooklyn 1951, scrapped 1972 
522 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4384 Samoset T3-S-A1 16,100 7-May-43 Scrapped 1962 
523 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4385 Sachem T3-S-A1 16,100 27-May-43 Scrapped 1964 
524 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4386 Shabonee T3-S-A1 16,100 30-Aug-43 Sold 1963, scrapped 1965 
525 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4387 Occidental T3-S-A1 16,100 29-Sep-43 Sold 1945 as Siwanoy, scrapped 1965 
526 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4388 Kenyon T3-S-A1 16,100 24-Nov-43 Sold 1945 as Sacona, Point Montara 1963, scrapped 1965  
527 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4389 Wellesley T3-S-A1 16,100 14-Dec-43 Sold 1945 as Saucon, sold 1963, scrapped 1965  
528 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4390 Duquesne T3-S-A1 16,100 13-Mar-44 Sold 1945 as Satucket, Jozena 1964, scrapped 1965  
717 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4397 Ashtabula T3-S2-A1 18,300 7-Aug-43 To USN as AO 51, stretched 1967, sunk as target 2000
718 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4398 Cacapon T3-S2-A1 18,300 21-Sep-43 To USN as AO 52
719 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4399 Caliente T3-S2-A1 18,300 12-Oct-43 To USN as AO 53, to NDRF 1974
720 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4400 Chikaskia T3-S2-A1 18,300 10-Nov-43 To USN as AO 54, to NDRF 1982
721 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4401 Elokomin T3-S2-A1 18,300 30-Nov-43 To USN as AO 55, scrapped 1970
722 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4402 Aucilla T3-S2-A1 18,300 22-Dec-43 To USN as AO 56, to NDRF 1992
723 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4403 Marias T3-S2-A1 18,300 12-Feb-44 To USN as AO 57, scrapped 1995
724 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4404 Manatee T3-S2-A1 18,300 6-Apr-44 To USN as AO 58
725 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4405 Mississinewa T3-S2-A1 18,300 18-May-44 To USN as AO 59, torpedoed and lost at Ulithi Island 1944
726 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4406 Nantahala T3-S2-A1 18,300 19-Jun-44 To USN as AO 60, to NDRF 1975
727 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4407 Severn T3-S2-A1 18,300 19-Jul-44 To USN as AO 61, to NDRF 1975
728 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4408 Taluga T3-S2-A1 18,300 25-Aug-44 To USN as AO 62, to NDRF 1999
729 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4409 Chipola T3-S2-A1 18,300 30-Nov-44 To USN as AO 63, to NDRF 1974
730 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4410 Tolovana T3-S2-A1 18,300 24-Feb-45 To USN as AO 64, to NDRF 1975
1679 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4423 Saconnet T3-S-A1 16,100 27-Apr-44 Scrapped 1964 
1680 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4424 Stanvac Calcutta T3-S-A1 16,100 16-Sep-44 Sold 1944, converted to bulker 1962 
1681 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4425 Stanvac Pelambang T3-S-A1 16,100 30-Jan-45 Sold 1944, converted to bulker 1962 
1682 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4426 Syosset T3-S-A1 16,100 12-Mar-45 Scrapped 1972 
2455 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4430 Pure Oil T3-S-A1 16,100 26-Oct-45 Scrapped 1972 
2456 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4431 Lake Charles T3-S-A1 16,100 19-Nov-45 Sold 1948 as Conoco Lake Charles, Coal Shipper 1958, Capri 1961, wrecked and scrapped 1963
2457 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4432   T3-S-A1 16,100   Cancelled
2458 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4433   T3-S-A1 16,100   Cancelled
2459 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4434   T3-S-A1 16,100   Cancelled
2460 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4435   T3-S-A1 16,100   Cancelled
2559 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4436 Allagash T3-S2-A1 18,300 25-Aug-45 To USN as AO 97, scrapped 1976
2560 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4437 Caloosahatchee T3-S2-A1 18,300 10-Oct-45 To USN as AO 98, jumboized 1966, to NDRF 1998, scrapped 2003
2561 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4438 Canisteo T3-S2-A1 18,300 3-Dec-45 To USN as AO 99, jumboized 1966, to NDRF 1998, scrapped 2003
2562 Bethlehem Sp. Pt. 4439 Chukawan T3-S2-A1 18,300 22-Jan-46 To USN as AO 100, scrapped 1973
2065 Sun Ship 323 Brandywine T3-M-AZ1 17,575 31-Aug-43 Sold 1947 as Atlantic Sun, damaged 1962 and scrapped
2701 Sun Ship 526 Mispillion T3-S2-A3 18,300 29-Dec-45 To USN as AO 105, jumboized 1964, to NDRF 1999
2702 Sun Ship 527 Navasota T3-S2-A3 18,300 27-Feb-46 To USN as AO 106, jumboized 1964, scrapped 1995
2703 Sun Ship 528 Passumpsic T3-S2-A3 18,300 1-Apr-46 To USN as AO 107, jumboized 1964, to NDRF 1991
2704 Sun Ship 529 Pawcatuck T3-S2-A3 18,300 10-May-46 To USN as AO 108, jumboized 1964, to NDRF 1999
2705 Sun Ship 530 Waccamaw T3-S2-A3 18,300 25-Jun-46 To USN as AO 109, jumboized 1964, to NDRF 1999
2187 Welding SY 13 Pan-Pennsylvania T3-S-BF1 18,900 Nov-43 Torpedoed and lost off New Jersey 1944
2208 Welding SY 14 Bulklube T3-S-BF1 18,900 Dec-43 Renamed Start Point 1962, Freeport 1963; scrapped 1963
2209 Welding SY 15 Bulkfuel T3-S-BF1 18,900 Feb-44 Renamed Amoco Texas 1955; scrapped 1964
2210 Welding SY 16 Bulkcrude T3-S-BF1 18,900 Apr-44 Renamed Blue Point 1962; scrapped 1963
2211 Welding SY 17 Bulkero T3-S-BF1 18,900 Jun-44 Renamed Amoco Florida 1957, Black Point 1962; scrapped 1963
2693 Welding SY 18 Phoenix T3-S-BZ1 23,800 Nov-44 Damaged in collision 1953, total loss
2694 Welding SY 19 Nashbulk T3-S-BZ1 23,800 Feb-45 Scrapped 1975
2699 Welding SY 20 Amtank T3-S-BZ1 23,800 May-45 Renamed Mounthope 1972; scrapped 1979
2854 Welding SY 22   T3-S-BZ1     Cancelled
2855 Welding SY 23   T3-S-BZ1     Cancelled