Allied Warships

USS Tippecanoe (AO 21)

Oiler of the Patoka class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeOiler
ClassPatoka 
PennantAO 21 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down1 Oct 1919 
Launched5 Jun 1920 
Commissioned6 Mar 1940 
End service6 Mar 1946 
History

Held in Reserve until being Commissioned as USS Tippecanoe (AO-21) on 6 March 1940
Decommissioned on 6 March 1946
Stricken on 12 April 1946,
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 20 November 1946

 

Commands listed for USS Tippecanoe (AO 21)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Hugh Wilson Olds, USN6 Mar 194016 Jan 1941
2Alexander John Couble, USN16 Jan 194119 Apr 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Atherton MacOndray, Jr., USN19 Apr 194121 Sep 1942
4Ralph Orsen Myers, USN21 Sep 194230 Sep 1943
5Frank Ernst Vensel, Jr., USN30 Sep 194322 Mar 1944
6T/Cdr. George Donald Arntz, USNR22 Mar 194412 Feb 1945 (1)
7Harold Robert Banister, USNR12 Feb 19456 Mar 1946

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