Allied Warships

USS Mississinewa (AO 59)

Oiler of the Ashtabula class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeOiler
ClassAshtabula 
PennantAO 59 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 Mar 1942 
Laid down5 Oct 1943 
Launched28 Mar 1944 
Commissioned18 May 1944 
Lost20 Nov 1944 
History

USS Mississinewa (Cmdr. Philip George Beck) was sunk at Ulithi in the Caroline Islands by a Japanese Kaiten manned torpedo. One of five launched by the Japanse submarines I-36 and I-47 (both offsite links)

 

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1Cdr. Philip George Beck, USNR???20 Nov 1944

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