Allied Warships

USS Neosho (ii) (AO 48)

Oiler of the Kennebec class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeOiler
ClassKennebec 
PennantAO 48 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down8 Jul 1941 
Launched23 Dec 1941 
Commissioned16 Sep 1942 
End service13 Dec 1945 
History

Decommissioned on 13 December 1945
Stricken on 3 January 1946
Sold into merchantile service in 1947
Scrapped in February 1964

 

Commands listed for USS Neosho (ii) (AO 48)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Capt. Frank Lyman Worden, USN16 Sep 194225 Aug 1943 (1)
2T/Capt. Douthey Gear McMillan, USN25 Aug 19432 Jul 1944
3Francis Paul Parkinson, USNR2 Jul 194413 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Neosho (ii) include:


16 Nov 1944
All ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Neosho (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Parkinson, USNR). Iowa herself refuelled the destroyers USS Hickox (Cdr. J.H. Wesson, USN) and USS Hunt (Cdr. H.A. Knoertzer, USN).


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