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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
U.S.S. Sacramento – 1964
— [AOE-1] —
 
U.S.S. Sacramento – 1964 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
1. U.S.S. Sacramento – 1964 Marker
 
Inscription. Constructed during the early years of the Vietnam War, she was commissioned as a “Combat Supply and Auxiliary Support Ship” (AEO-1). At 793’ and 53,000 tons, she is by far the largest ship in the U.S. Fleet to be named ”Sacramento.” With a crew of 600, she has been assigned to the Seventh Fleet and awarded fifteen Battle Stars. She has been dubbed a floating supermarket, holding in a single load eight million gallons of fuel, 1600 tons of ammunition, 250 tons of refrigerated products and 250 tons of staple foods plus parts for repairs, etc.
In one nine-month period she set a record by supplying 812 ships with 74 million gallons of fuel, 3,000 tons of provisions, 14,000 tons of ammunition and 1,000 tons of other materials. During this period, her two helicopters delivered 5,000 tons via that service.
Only three other support ships of her class were built and placed in service. They also were named after American cities – the Camden, Seattle and Detroit.
 
Erected 1998 by Members of the Sacramento Valley Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV), their families and friends. This Chapter was founded 2/1/91.
 
Location. 38° 34.805′ N, 121° 30.428′ 
 
American Merchant Marine Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
2. American Merchant Marine Monument
U.S.S. Sacramento–1964 Marker is located on the left.
 
W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of Capital Mall and Front Street on Capital Mall. Click for map. Marker is located at the American Merchant Marine Monument, at the entrance to the River Front Promenade. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacramento’s Maritime Heritage (here, next to this marker); The United States Merchant Marine (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento 1863 – 1867 (here, next to this marker); “Cobblestone” Ballast (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento 1914 – 1942 (here, next to this marker); Merchant Marine Monument (here, next to this marker); USS Sacramento (PG-19) (here, next to this marker); The Interurban Railroad Lines (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. The USS Sacramento. On April 13, 2007, the SACRAMENTO was sold for scrapping to Esco Marine at Brownsville, Texas. The ship was subsequently towed there. (Submitted on February 25, 2009.) 

2. Hull Number. The hull classification symbol indicated on the marker ("AEO") is incorrect. The correct symbol and hull number combination for SACRAMENTO was: "AOE-1." (Submitted on January 5, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Close-Up of Sketch on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
3. Close-Up of Sketch on Marker
U.S.S Sacramento
 

 
Additional keywords. Fast Combat Support Ship: AOE-1.
 
U.S.S. Sacramento Photo, Click for full size
By Mate Airman Dustin Howell
4. U.S.S. Sacramento
(Source: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USS_Sacrament)
 
 
The AMMV Plaza Memorial Committee Plaque at the Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
5. The AMMV Plaza Memorial Committee Plaque at the Monument
AMMV Plaza
MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
MAY 1998
Harl Mullins, Chair
Bill Fairfield, CEO
J.O. Nelson, CEO
Marvin Booth, CEO
Joe Callahan
Walter Duering
Bob Koetitz
Bob Nelson
Bob Sharp
 
 
The AMMV Plaza Memorial Committee Plaque and Flag Mast Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
6. The AMMV Plaza Memorial Committee Plaque and Flag Mast
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,315 times since then. Last updated on April 7, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on February 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5, 6. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
 
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