Allied Warships

USS Ashtabula (AO 51)

Oiler of the Ashtabula class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeOiler
ClassAshtabula 
PennantAO 51 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 Mar 1942 
Laid down1 Oct 1942 
Launched22 May 1943 
Commissioned7 Aug 1943 
End service6 Sep 1991 
History

Decommissioned and stricken on 6 September 1991
Sunk as target on 15 October 2000

 

Commands listed for USS Ashtabula (AO 51)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Louis Joseph Modave, USNR7 Aug 194310 Jun 1944 (1)
2Walter Barnett, USNR10 Jun 194415 Dec 1944
3Miles K. Reece, USNR15 Dec 194418 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Ashtabula include:


5 Aug 1945
USS Bristol is damaged in a collision with the tanker USS Ashtabula off Iwo Jima in position 29°00'N, 142°00'E.


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