Allied Warships

USS Platte (AO 24)

Oiler of the Cimarron class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeOiler
ClassCimarron 
PennantAO 24 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched8 Jul 1939 
Commissioned1 Dec 1939 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 14 May 1971

 

Commands listed for USS Platte (AO 24)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Pal Lamar Meadows, USN1 Dec 1939late 1940 (1)
2Ralph Harold Henkle, USNlate 194017 Dec 1942
3Harry Keeler, Jr., USN17 Dec 194230 Aug 1943
4T/Capt. Clinton Henry Sigel, USNR30 Aug 19439 Mar 1944
5Francis Stephenson Gibson, USNR9 Mar 194418 Jun 1945
6Louis Martin Fabian, USNR18 Jun 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Platte include:


25 Jan 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) fuelled at sea from USS Platte (Cdr. C.H. Cigel, USNR).

1 Jul 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) fuelled from the USS Caliente (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Stiff, USNR).

30 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.


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