Allied Warships

USS Mascoma (AO 83)

Oiler of the Escambia class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 83 
Built byMarinship Corp. (Sausalito, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched31 May 1943 
Commissioned3 Feb 1944 
End service 

Decommissioned on 17 December 1945
Recommissioned on 27 July 1950
Decommissioned and stricken on 18 June 1959
Sold into merchantile service


Commands listed for USS Mascoma (AO 83)

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1Cmdr. Cyril Cliveden Eden, USNR3 Feb 194429 May 1944 (1)
2Joseph Francis Wickham, USNR29 May 19446 Jun 1944
3Henry Paul Timmers, USNR6 Jun 194417 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Mascoma include:

22 Dec 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN), topped off one of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Lewis Hancock (Cdr. W.M. Searles, USN), with fuel. Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Mascoma (Lt.Cdr. H.P. Timmers, USNR).

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