Allied Warships

USS Patoka (AO 9)

Oiler of the Patoka class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 9 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down17 Dec 1918 
Launched26 Jul 1919 
Commissioned13 Oct 1919 
End service1 Jul 1946 

Decommissioned on 31 August 1933
Redesignated as seaplane tender AV-6 on 11 October 1939
Recommissioned as USS Patoka (AV-6) on 10 November 1939
Reclassified back to oiler (AO-9) on 19 June 1940
Converted to a mine craft tender and reclassified miscellaneous auxiliary (AG-125) on 15 August 1944
Decommissioned on 1 July 1946
Stricken on 31 July 1946
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 15 March 1948


Commands listed for USS Patoka (AO 9)

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1Cdr. Clifton Albert Frederick Sprague, USN10 Nov 193915 Jun 1940
2Cdr. William Nelson Thornton, USN15 Jun 194023 Jan 1943
3Cdr. Clarence Lee Connor Atkeson, USN23 Jan 194324 May 1943
4Lt.Cdr. Eugene Willard Kiefer, USN24 May 1943

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