USS Truckee AO-147
Reunion Association

This site was created for the former crew members of the USS Truckee AO-147.

Truckee History

The USS Truckee AO-147 was commissioned at the Naval Ship Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1955. The Truckee was named after the Truckee River, in western Nevada and eastern California. The Truckee River was named after an Indian Chief who in 1844 led a party of lost, thirsty pioneers to the lower crossing of the river. Truckee's overall lentgh is 655 feet and 10 iches, her beam is 86 feet 4 inches and she Displaces 38,000 tons. Decommissioned, 30 January 1980 and placed in service with MSC as USNS Truckee (T-AO-147); Placed out of service in 1994; Struck from the Naval Register, 18 July 1997; Title transfer to MARAD, 1 May 1999, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA,

Bulletin July 15, 2008

The Maritime Administration just released the following - The USS Truckee AO/TAO 147 has been sold to a Virginia firm for Dismanteling. The Ship sold for $1.2 Million. Click on the link below to see some photos of The Truckee in the scrapyard waiting to begin the process.

USS Truckee AO/TAO 147 Final Cruise from the James River Fleet August 2008.

Click on the link below to see photo's. Use browser back button to return to Truckee pages
Ships Photos - At the Scrapyard

Official USS Truckee Patch

Contributed by Jim King

OPNAV Note 1650 of 28 October 2002

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy "E" Ribbon
Second Row - National Defense Service Medal - Navy Expeditionary Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Third Row - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Coast Guard Special Operations - Kuwait Expeditionary Medal

Commanding Officers - Under Construction
History 1955-1960
History 1961-1965
1965 MED Cruise
History 1966-1970
History 1971
History 1972
Ships Photos - (Under Construction)
Crew Contact List - (Under Construction)


Next reunion September, 2010, Biloxi/Gulfport, Mississippi

Mobile, Alabama

The following links will introduce you to Mobile and Biloxi. Use your back
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The French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
USS Alabama at Battleship Memoeial Park, Mobile, Alabama
Biloxi Chamber of Commerce

The information packets for the 2010 Reunion in Mississippi
will be mailed out on January 30, 2009 to everyone on our current list.
Tentative Tours: The French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USS Alabama, Mobile, AL
If you do not receive a packet or if you are not on our list and would like to receive
one please contact Mike Landers at Phone # 770-356-1727.
You can also contact me at Phone # 928-768-4330.
Please leave a message and number and we will call you back

Recent Reunions

There are slideshows attached to the Reno reunion.
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Due to size limitations I am using another service to spread out
some of the high volume photo's.

Reno, Nevada 2008 Includes photo's
Virginia Beach, VA 2006
Charleston, SC, 2004
Baltimore, MD, 2002
Charleston SC, 2000

Other USS Truckee Sites

Skip Lewis's Truckee Site
Mike Landers Truckee Site
USS Truckee TAO-147 Site
Navsource Online

United States Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland

Former crewmembers. We need your help in keeping the Uss Truckee Association afloat. Dues are only $ 10.00 per year. Join our association and hear about our reunion plans, renew old friendships and receive our newsletter. For more information about The Truckee Association please contact Mike Landers. Please don't forget to sign the guestbook.


To view older entries in the guestbook click on the links above.
Last updated 21 September 2008
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