The USS Sacramento (AOE-1), the first of the FAST Combat Support Ships sits at Esco Marine in the Port of Brownsville awaiting it's turn to be recycled. This vessel had a long and very successful career, serving in Vietnam, the Pacific and the Persian Gulf. She shares an interesting item with her sister ship the USS Camden (Forward of her in photo) that she has half of the propulsion system of the uncompleted battleship USS Kentucky, BB-66.
Laid Down: 30Jun61 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wa
Decommissioned: 01Oct2001 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wa
Displacement: 49956 fully loaded
Length: 793 ft
Beam: 107 ft
Draft: 38 ft max
Speed: 26 knots
Complement: 22 Officers, 530 enlisted
Aircraft: 2 CH46E Sea Knight Helicopters
Armanent: Nato Sparrow Missiles, two twin 40mm gun turrets, replaced by two Phanlanx CIWS
Propulsion: four boilers, Two geared steam turbines, two shafts, 100,000 shp.