Allied Warships

USS Caliente (AO 53)

Oiler of the Ashtabula class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 53 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 Mar 1942 
Laid down 
Launched25 Aug 1943 
Commissioned12 Oct 1943 
End service 

Stricken on 15 December 1973
Sold on 5 April 1974


Commands listed for USS Caliente (AO 53)

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1Cdr. Elmore G Genthner, USNR12 Oct 194325 Nov 1943 (1)
2Arthur Lawrence Cruser, USN25 Nov 19436 Dec 1943
3Allen Edward Stiff, USNR6 Dec 194321 Dec 1943
4Harvey James Schroeder, USNR21 Dec 194322 May 1944
5Allen Edward Stiff, USNR22 May 194410 Dec 1944
6Francis Newell Lang, USNR10 Dec 194418 Jun 1945
7George Lewis Eastman, USNR18 Jun 1945mid 1946

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