Kanawha Class Oiler (1914)

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Six Kanawha class oilers were completed for the U.S. Navy from 1918 through 1920.

Overview of six vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Hull No. Builder Laid Down Launched Commissioned Fate
Kanawha AO-1 Mare Island 8 Dec, 1913 11 Jul, 1914 5 Jun, 1915 Sunk 8 Apr, 1943
Maumee AO-2 Mare Island 23 Jul, 1914 17 Apr, 1915 23 Oct, 1916 To Republic of China, 5 Nov, 1946
Cuyama AO-3 Mare Island 15 Dec, 1915 17 Jun, 1916 2 Apr, 1917 Discarded 1 Jul, 1946
Brazos AO-4 Boston NY 21 Jun, 1917 1 May, 1919 1 Oct, 1919 Scrapped 1947
Neches AO-5 Boston NY 28 Jun, 1919 2 Jun, 1920 25 Oct, 1920 Torpedoed 23 Jan, 1942
Pecos AO-6 Boston NY 2 Jun, 1920 23 Apr, 1921 25 Aug, 1921 Sunk 1 Mar, 1942

Construction

Armament

Mare Island Ships

[1]

  • four 4-inch/50 caliber

Boston Ships

[2]

  • four 5-inch/51 caliber
  • two 3-inch/50 caliber AA guns

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 136.
  2. Silverstone. The New Navy. p. 136.

Bibliography

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


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