U.S.S. Sara Thompson (1918)

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U.S.S. Sara Thompson (1888)
Hull Number: AO-8
Builder: Armstrong
Purchased: 7 Sep, 1918
Launched: 1888
Commissioned: 17 Sep, 1918
Decommissioned: 21 Jul, 1933
Stricken: 12 Dec, 1933
Sold: 9 Aug, 1934
Fate: Captured by IJN, 1942

U.S.S. Sara Thompson was a tanker purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1918.


Built by William Armstrong, Mitchell & Co. as the Gut Heil for a German shipping company. Purchased 8 August, 1918 from J. W. Thompson of New York by the U.S. Navy for conversion to an oiler. Renamed Sara Thompson on 7 September, 1918.


Commissioned on 17 September, 1918 with Commander Frederick S. Hayes, U.S.N.R.F. in command.


Dates of appointment are provided when known.


See Also



  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.