USS Platte (AO 24)
Oiler of the Cimarron class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.)|
|Launched||8 Jul 1939|
|Commissioned||1 Dec 1939|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 14 May 1971
Commands listed for USS Platte (AO 24)
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|1||Cdr. P. L. Meadows, USN||1 Dec 1939||??? (1)|
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Notable events involving Platte include:
1 Jul 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) fuelled from the USS Caliente (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Stiff, USNR).
5 Jun 1945
All ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Platte (Cdr. L.M. Fabian, USNR). Fueling was stopped at 1900 hours and continued the following morning.