Allied Warships

Oilers


The oiler USS Neshanic of the Chiwawa class.

All Oiler classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).

Commissioned

US Navy

 Kanawha (6)1915 - 1921
 Patoka (8)1919 - 1940
 Kaweah (3)1921 - 1921
 Cimarron (8)1939 - 1941
 Suamico (11)1942 - 1943
 Kennebec (6)1942 - 1942
 Chiwawa (5)1942 - 1943
 Mattaponi (5)1942 - 1942
 no class name (4)1942 - 1943
 Chicopee (2)1942 - 1942
 Ashtabula (23)1943 - 1946
 Escambia (14)1943 - 1945


Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Oilers


 DateVesselClass

1942

23 Jan 1942USS Neches (i) (AO 5)Kanawha 
1 Mar 1942USS Pecos (AO 6)Kanawha 
11 May 1942USS Neosho (i) (AO 23)Cimarron 

1943

8 Apr 1943USS Kanawha (AO 1)Kanawha 

1944

20 Nov 1944USS Mississinewa (AO 59)Ashtabula 

5 Oilers lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

See all Allied Warship types



Raising the Red Banner

Yakubov, Vladimir

Books dealing with this subject include:

The Allied Convoy System 1939-1945, Hague, Arnold, 2000
Raising the Red Banner, Yakubov, Vladimir, 2008



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