Year Built
Official Number
AO 177
Ship Yard
Avondale Shipyards
General Type
Specific Type
Tanker (Liquid Bulk)
Ship Length
700.0 feet
88.00 feet
Mast Height
133.4 feet
Net Tons
Gross Tons
37260 tons
Cargo Capacity
Draft, Summer
32.00 tons
Draft, Lightweight
18.5 tons
Displacement, Summer
36977 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
11645 tons
Immersion, Summer
Immersion, Lightweight

Historical Narrative

USS Cimarron is a single shaft, steam turbine propulsion, steel hull, 700-foot long oiler. 

The ship was laid down on May 18, 1978 by Avondale Shipyard, New Orleans, Louisiana, and was launched on April 28, 1979.  Cimarron was commissioned on January 10, 1981.

Last homeported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, it was decommissioned on December 15, 1998 and transferred to the Maritime Administration on July 28, 2001. The ship was moored at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet until November 7, 2012, when it was sold for disposition.

Historical Documents

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Event: Entry
Date: 2/9/1999

Event: Interim Movement
Date: 7/28/2001

Event: Disposition
Date: 7/28/2001

MARAD accepted title 07-28-01
Event: Cleared Historic Review
Date: 6/21/2005

California SHPO cleared the ship for disposal on this date.
Event: Withdrawal
Date: 11/7/2012

Sold for disposition.

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