Allied Warships

USS Salinas (AO 19)

Oiler of the Patoka class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 19 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down10 Apr 1919 
Launched16 Mar 1920 
Commissioned16 Dec 1921 
End service16 Jan 1946 

Decommissioned on 16 January 1946
Stricken 26 February 1946


Hit by U-boat
Damaged on 30 Oct 1941 by U-106 (Rasch).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the USS Salinas

Commands listed for USS Salinas (AO 19)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Thomas Bottom, Jr., USNmid 193920 Jun 1941
2Cdr. Harley Francis Cope, USN20 Jun 194110 Mar 1942
3T/Cdr. Donald Hendrie Johnston, USN10 Mar 194215 Jun 1942
4T/Cdr. Homer Bernard Hudson, USN15 Jun 194226 Jul 1943
5Walter Edward Reed, USNR26 Jul 19433 Jan 1945
6Lt.Cdr. Charles Albert Brodine, USNR3 Jan 19457 Sep 1945

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