Allied Warships

USS Chicopee (AO 34)

Oiler of the Chicopee class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 34 
Built bySun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down14 May 1941 
Launched6 Sep 1941 
Commissioned9 Feb 1942 
End service 

Acquired by the Navy on 3 January 1942
Commissioned as USS Chicopee (AO-34) on 9 February 1942
Decommissioned on 14 February 1946
Sold on 1 July 1946


Commands listed for USS Chicopee (AO 34)

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1Cdr. Graeme Bannerman, USN9 Feb 194212 Aug 1943 (1)
2T/Cdr. Buell Fromer Brandt, USN12 Aug 194318 Dec 1943
3Charlie Oscar Peak, USNR18 Dec 19436 Aug 1945
4Trygve Mason Lehland, USNR6 Aug 194514 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Chicopee include:

9 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 Chicopee (Cdr. C.O. Peak, USNR). Iowa also received stores from the USS Aldebaran (Lt.Cdr. S.L.M. Cole, USNR).

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