USNS Cumberland (T-AO-153)

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Name: USNS Cumberland (T-AO-153)
Namesake: Cumberland, Maryland
Owner: United States Navy
Operator: Military Sealift Command
Launched: 9 May 1944
Completed: May 1944
Fate: Scrapped 1972
General characteristics
Class and type: Suamico-class fleet oiler
Displacement: 5,782 tons(light) 21,880 tons (full)
Length: 523 ft 6 in (159.56 m)
Beam: 68 ft (21 m)
Draft: 30 ft (9.1 m)
Propulsion: turbo-electric, single screw. 8,000hp
Speed: 15.5 knots
Capacity: 140,000 barrels
Complement: 251

The USNS Cumberland (AO-153/T-AO-153) was named an auxiliary ship in the United States Navy. She was named for the city of Cumberland, Maryland while her predecessors were named for the river.

Cumberland was later designated an underway replenishment oiler, with the designation (T-AO) in 1956 and assigned to the Military Sealift Command.

In 1966, Cumberland was converted by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company to a floating electric power supply ship for use in Vietnam by the United States Army. Stationed at Qui Nhon, Vietnam her main machinery generated electricity which was transmitted, via power cables, ashore to sub-stations. Later she was moved to Cam Rahn Bay.

Cumberland was sold to Kaohsiung shipbreakers in February 1972.