Allied Warships

USS Atascosa (AO 66)

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NavyThe US Navy
TypeOiler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantAO 66 
Built bySun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down30 Apr 1942 
Launched7 Sep 1942 
Commissioned9 Nov 1942 
End service 
History

Displacement: 5730 BRT
Length: 547 feet
Complement: 281
Armament: 1 5" DP gun, 4 3" AA guns (4x1), 8 40mm AA (4x2), 8 20mm AA (8x2)
Speed: 15.5 kts
Power: 6000 HP
Engines: turbo-electric, 1 shaft

Acquired by the USN on 12 October 1942
Commissioned as USS Atascosa (AO-66) on 9 November 1942
Decommissioned on 21 January 1946
Stricken on 7 February 1946
Sold into merchantile service in 1947

 

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1Lt.Cdr. Melvin Hughes Bassett, USN9 Nov 1942??? (1)

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