Allied Warships

USS Rapidan (AO 18)

Oiler of the Patoka class

USS Rapidan as seen during the Second World War

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 18 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down2 Feb 1919 
Launched29 Oct 1919 
Commissioned1 Jan 1922 
End service17 Jul 1946 

Decommissioned on 22 June 1922
Recommissioned on 22 January 1940
Decommissioned on 17 September 1946
Stricken on 29 October 1946
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 10 September 1947


Commands listed for USS Rapidan (AO 18)

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1Cdr. John Boyd Mallard, USN22 Jan 1940mid 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Sydney Serrill Bunting, USNmid 194118 Dec 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Howard Douglas McIntosh, USN18 Dec 194126 Feb 1943
4Merritt David Mullen, Sr., USNR26 Feb 19433 Dec 1943
5Hubert Louis Hassell, USNR3 Dec 194325 Sep 1945

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