Allied Warships

USS Kanawha (AO 1)

Oiler of the Kanawha class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeOiler
ClassKanawha 
PennantAO 1 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down8 Dec 1913 
Launched11 Jul 1914 
Commissioned5 Jun 1915 
Lost8 Apr 1943 
History

Decommissioned on 18 December 1929
Recommissioned on 5 June 1934
USS Kanawha (Lt.Cdr. Brainerd Norton Bock) was sunk at 0400 hours by Japanese aircraft off Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands
19 crewmembers went down with the ship

 

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1Lt.Cdr. Brainerd Norton Bock, USN???8 Apr 1943

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