Allied Warships

USS Chikaskia (AO 54)

Oiler of the Ashtabula class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 54 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 Mar 1942 
Laid down 
Launched2 Oct 1943 
Commissioned10 Nov 1943 
End service18 Dec 1969 

Decommissioned on 7 November 1955
Recommissioned on 12 December 1956
Decommissioned in 1957
Recommissioned on 17 December 1960
Decommissioned on 18 December 1969
Stricken on 1 December 1976
Sold on 26 May 1982


Commands listed for USS Chikaskia (AO 54)

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1Cdr. Lawrence John Hasse, USNR10 Jan 19433 Jun 1944 (1)
2Lt. Cmdr. George Zimmerman, USNR3 Jun 19444 Feb 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Gillespie Godfrey Boyd, USNR4 Feb 19459 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Chikaskia include:

23 Sep 1944
In the morning USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) fuelled three destroyers attached to the Task Group, USS Tingey (Cdr. J.O. Miner, USN), USS Stephen Potter (Cdr. L.W. Pancoast, USN) and USS Cushing (Cdr. L.F. Volk, USN).

In the evening Iowa herself fuelled from the USS Chikaskia (Lt.Cdr. G. Zimmerman, USNR).

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