The Escambia-class oilers were a class of twelve T2-SE-A2 tankers that served in the United States Navy, built during World War II. The ships were named for United States rivers with Native American names. They were very similar to the Suamico class (of which they are sometimes accounted a subclass), differing principally in having the more powerful turboelectric plant of the P2-SE2 transports which developed 10,000 shp.
All of the ships were decommissioned and transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service in the post-war period. Several were later transferred to the United States Army and converted to floating electricity generating stations, and served in that role in Vietnam.
USS Escambia (AO-80), 1943
USS Kennebago (AO-81), 1943
USS Cahaba (AO-82), ex-Lackawapen, 1944
USS Mascoma (AO-83), 1944
USS Ocklawaha (AO-84), 1943
USS Pamanset (AO-85), 1943
USS Ponaganset (AO-86), 1944
USS Sebec (AO-87), 1944
USS Tomahawk (AO-88), 1944
USS Pasig (AO-91), ex-Mission San Xavier, converted to AW-3
USS Abatan (AO-92), ex-Mission San Lorenzo, converted to AW-4
USS Soubarissen (AO-93), ex-Mission Santa Ana, converted to water supply ship.
USS Anacostia (AO-94), ex-Mission Alamo, 1945
USS Caney (AO-95), ex-Mission Los Angeles, 1945
USS Tamalpais (AO-96), ex-Mission San Francisco, 1945
We offer our Escambia Class Fleet Replenishment Oiler Models in several size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection. However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!
Our models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.
The model build time is generally 24 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.
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