Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
U.S.S. Sacramento – 1964
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′ Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Additional keywords. Fast Combat Support Ship: AOE-1.
Categories. • 20th Century • Military • War, Vietnam • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,674 times since then and 26 times this year. 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.