USS Chiwawa (AO 68)
Oiler of the Chiwawa class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.)|
|Launched||25 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||24 Dec 1942|
|End service||6 May 1946|
Decommissioned on 6 May 1946
She is now a bulk frieghter and huals coal and iron ore around the great lakes, she is often seen in Detroit, Michigan.
Commands listed for USS Chiwawa (AO 68)
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|1||Cdr. Harold Farnham Fultz, USN||24 Dec 1942||8 Jul 1943|
|2||John Perry Goza, USNR||11 Jul 1943||16 Jun 1945|
|3||Albert Frederick Block, USNR||16 Jun 1945||6 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Chiwawa include:
In 2007 her steam turbines were removed and new diesel engines were installed. (1)
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