Allied Warships

USS Neches (i) (AO 5)

Oiler of the Kanawha class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 5 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down8 Jun 1919 
Launched2 Jun 1920 
Commissioned25 Oct 1920 
Lost23 Jan 1942 
Loss position21° 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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1Cdr. James Hicks Foskett, USN14 Jul 193910 Mar 1941 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. William Bartlett Fletcher, Jr., USN10 Mar 194123 Jan 1942 (1)

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