USS Kennebago (AO 81)
Oiler of the Escambia class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Marinship Corp. (Sausalito, California, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||9 Jan 1943|
|Launched||9 May 1943|
|Commissioned||4 Dec 1943|
|End service||22 May 1959|
Decommissioned on 19 July 1946
Commands listed for USS Kennebago (AO 81)
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|1||Cdr. Brainerd Norton Bock, USN||4 Dec 1943||??? (1)|
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Notable events involving Kennebago include:
22 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off three of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Woodworth (Lt.Cdr. W.P. Mack, USN), USS Stockham (Cdr. D.L. Moody, USN) and USS Twining (Cdr. F.V. List, USN), with fuel. Following the fuelling of these destroyers Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Kennebago (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Brockway, USNR).