MOUNT WASHINGTON


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Year Built
1963
Official Number
293097
Shipyard
Bethlehem Steel, Shipbuilding Div. (Quincy)
General Type
Tanker
Specific Type
Tanker - LNG
MARAD Type
--
Ship Length
736 feet
Beam
102 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
17956 tons
Gross Tons
27797 tons
Cargo Capacity
174900 barrels
Draft, Summer
33.66 tons
Draft, Lightweight
--
Displacement, Summer
60577 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
13393 tons
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
Sold - No Further Info

Historical Narrative



The Mount Washington was a petroleum tanker built as the Mount Washington Victory in 1963 by the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts. 

Owned by Victory Carriers, the vessel was charted by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), now known as Military Sealift Command.  The Maritime Administration took title of the vessel and renamed it Mount Washington in November 1987.  Mount Washington entered the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) in October 1989.

In 1993, the Maritime Administration substantially refitted Mount Washington, adding an Offshore Petroleum Distribution System (OPDS) to the vessel.  OPDS is designed to transfer petroleum products directly from an offshore tanker to support military operations on shore. A pipeline is run to the beach from a mooring buoy where tankers can attach and pump fuel to onshore storage facilities. The OPDS is particularly effective at locations where fuel piers are unavailable, and tankers are unable to tie up ashore to off-load fuel.

In April 2005, the Maritime Administration downgraded Mount Washington to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, and it was moved to the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet anchorage later that year.  The vessel was further downgraded to non-retention status in October 2007. 

Mount Washington departed the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet on November 18, 2013 after it had been sold to be recycled.

The Maritime Administration completed a National Register of Historic Places eligibility assessment for Mount Washington which includes a narrative history of the vessel.  It can be viewed in the Documents section.


Vessel Name History

MOUNT WASHINGTON

Mission

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Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event Date Content
Acquisition
11/5/1987 MARAD acquired title; renamed vessel from MOUNT WASHINGTON VICTORY to MOUNT WASHINGTON
RRF
1/30/1989 Upgraded to Ready Reserve Force.
Interim Movement
2/27/1998 ENRTE: Tamp Bay SB & DD for drydocking
Interim Movement
3/3/1998 At Tampa Bay Shipbuilding and Drydock
Interim Movement
3/27/1998 Conducting sea trial to Houston TX
Interim Movement
3/30/1998 Completed sea trial
Interim Movement
9/12/1998 No-Notice Turbo Activation 98-4
Interim Movement
9/15/1998 Completed Turbo Activation
Interim Movement
4/19/1999 Under tow to City Docks #4
Interim Movement
4/19/1999 At City Dock #4
Interim Movement
5/13/2000 ENRTE: Tampa Shipyard
Interim Movement
5/16/2000
Interim Movement
6/4/2000 Conducting sea trial to Houston
Interim Movement
6/8/2000 Completed sea trial and return from S/Y
Interim Movement
6/9/2001 Parted dock after being struck by barge
Interim Movement
6/11/2001 Relocated outboard DIAMOND ST. @ Pier 15
Interim Movement
7/7/2001 Under tow for repair to Port of OrangeTX
Interim Movement
7/8/2001 In for rudder repairs
Interim Movement
9/21/2001 Relocating to repair berth
Interim Movement
9/21/2001 At CBH for repairs
Interim Movement
11/18/2001 ENRTE: Detyens S/Y Charleston SC
Interim Movement
11/22/2001 At Detyens S/Y for OPDS crane install
Interim Movement
2/27/2002 Conducting activation sea trial
Interim Movement
2/28/2002 Sea trial complete|Drop sea trial riders
Interim Movement
2/28/2002 ENRTE: San Diego CA | MSC OPCON
Interim Movement
3/15/2002 Uploading OUB's and support equipment
Interim Movement
4/17/2002 ENRTE: New outport berth in San Fran CA
Interim Movement
4/25/2002 At new outport berth Pier 50|MARAD OPCON
Interim Movement
11/19/2002 To anchorage at San Francisco Bay
Interim Movement
11/19/2002 At anchorage in San Francisco Bay
Interim Movement
11/19/2002 ENRTE: Cascade General
Interim Movement
11/21/2002 At Cascade General for repairs
Interim Movement
1/22/2003 ENRTE: San Francisco Pier 50
Interim Movement
1/25/2003 Returned from repairs
Interim Movement
2/2/2004 S/T to San Diego CA | MSC OPCON 02/1/04
Interim Movement
2/4/2004 Completed sea trial
Interim Movement
2/6/2004 Commencing JLOTS NEW HORIZONS Exercise
Interim Movement
3/25/2004 Completed JLOTS NEW HORIZONS Exercise
Downgrade
4/28/2005 Ship downgraded from RRF to Retention Logistics Support.
Interim Movement
6/1/2005 Under tow to SBRF
Interim Movement
6/1/2005 NDRF Lay-up
Interim Movement
6/30/2005
Disposal
11/2/2011 Cleared historic review.
Withdrawal
11/18/2013 Vessel departed under domestic sale.

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Documents


Date Type Name Download
10/27/2011 National Register Eligibility Assessment Mount Washington.pdf Default Generic Download Image
6/28/2019 SALM for Mt Washington report.pdf Default Generic Download Image

Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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