USS Neches (ii) (AO 47)
Oiler of the Mattaponi class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||12 Jun 1941|
|Launched||11 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||16 Sep 1942|
Laid down as merchantile Aekay.
Commands listed for USS Neches (ii) (AO 47)
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|1||T/Capt. John Joseph Curley, Jr., USN||16 Sep 1942||28 Nov 1942|
|2||T/Capt. Campbell Dallas Emory, USN||28 Nov 1942||7 Jul 1943|
|3||Hedley George Hansen, USN||7 Jul 1943||Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Neches (ii) include:
8 Oct 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) fuelled the light cruiser USS San Diego (Capt. W.E.A. Mulen, USN) and two destroyers, USS Yarnall (Cdr. J.H. Hogg, USN) and USS Benham (Cdr. F.S. Keeler, USN).
Thereafter Iowa herself fuelled from the USS Neches (Cdr. H.G. Hansen, USN).
11 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off four of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Benham (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Poindexter, USN), USS Cogswell (Cdr. R.N. Perley, Jr., USN), USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN) and USS Stockham (Cdr. D.L. Moody, USN), with fuel. Following the fuelling of these destroyers Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Neches (Cdr. H.G. Hansen, USN).