Allied Warships

USS Cacapon (AO 52)

Oiler of the Ashtabula class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 52 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 Mar 1942 
Laid down 
Launched12 Jun 1943 
Commissioned21 Sep 1943 
End serviceAug 1973 

Decommissioned and stricken August 1973
Sold to be broken up for scrap


Commands listed for USS Cacapon (AO 52)

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1Lt.Cdr George Eyth, USNR21 Sep 1943Mar 1945 (1)
2Cmdr. George Donald Arntz, USNRMar 194526 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Cacapon include:

3 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) was fuelled by the USS Cacapon (Cdr. G.D. Arntz, USNR).

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