USS Neches (i) (AO 5)
Oiler of the Kanawha class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||8 Jun 1919|
|Launched||2 Jun 1920|
|Commissioned||25 Oct 1920|
|Lost||23 Jan 1942|
|Loss position||21° 01'N, 160° 06'W|
The American oiler USS Neches (i) (AO 5) lost on 23 Jan 1942 in position 21° 01'N, 160° 06'W.
USS Neches was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-72 (offsite link),57 of the crew were missing and the survivors were rescued by the USS Jarvis amongst them the Commanding officer Lcmdr Fletcher.About 120 nautical miles west of Pearl Harbor in position 21º01'N, 160º06'W.
Commands listed for USS Neches (i) (AO 5)
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|1||James Hicks Foskett, USN||1939||10 Mar 1941 (1)|
|2||Lcmdr William Bartlett Fletcher, Jr., USN||10 Mar 1941||23 Jan 1942 (1)|
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