Allied Warships

USS Cahaba (AO 82)

Oiler of the Escambia class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 82 
Built byMarinship Corp. (Sausalito, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched19 May 1943 
Commissioned14 Jan 1944 
End service20 Jan 1958 

Decommissioned on 15 May 1946
Recommissioned on 8 May 1949
Decommissioned on 20 January 1958


Commands listed for USS Cahaba (AO 82)

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1Cdr. Edmund Henry Danesi, Sr., USNR14 Jan 19441 Jun 1944 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Julius Burnbaum, USNR1 Jun 1944

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Notable events involving Cahaba include:

8 Jul 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off two of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Uhlmann (Cdr. S.C. Small, USN) and USS Twining (Cdr. F.V. List, USN), with fuel before Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Cahaba (Lt.Cdr. J. Burnbaum, USNR).

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