Allied Warships

USS Nantahala (AO 60)

Oiler of the Ashtabula class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeOiler
ClassAshtabula 
PennantAO 60 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 Mar 1942 
Laid down31 Oct 1943 
Launched29 Apr 1944 
Commissioned19 Jun 1944 
End service 
History

 

Commands listed for USS Nantahala (AO 60)

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1Cdr. Palmer Mackenzie Gunnell, USN19 Jun 1944??? (1)

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Notable events involving Nantahala include:


7 Nov 1944
All ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Nantahala (Capt. P.M. Gunnell, USN) but not before she had fuelled the destroyers USS Twining (Cdr. E.K. Wakefield, USN) and USS Stockham (Cdr. E.P. Holmes, USN) herself.


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