USS Pecos (AO 6)
Oiler of the Kanawha class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||2 Jun 1920|
|Launched||23 Apr 1921|
|Commissioned||25 Aug 1921|
|Lost||1 Mar 1942|
|Loss position||14° 27'S, 106° 11'E|
USS Pecos (Lt.Cdr. Elmer Paul Abernethy) was bombed and sunk carrier aircraft from the Japanese aircraft carriers from Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, and Soryu (all offsite links), south of Christmas Island in position 14º27'S, 106º11'E.
Commands listed for USS Pecos (AO 6)
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|1||Cdr. Elmer Paul Abernethy, USN||???||1 Mar 1942|
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Notable events involving Pecos include:
8 Feb 1942
HrMs De Ruyter (Cdr. E.E.B. Lacomblé, RNN and flagship of Rear-Admiral K.W.F.M. Doorman, RNN), HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.B. de Meester, RNN) and the Dutch destroyers HrMs Piet Hein (Lt.Cdr. J.M.L.I. Chompff, RNN), HrMs Banckert (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Goslings, RNN) and HrMs Van Ghent (Lt.Cdr. P. Schotel, RNN) arrive at Tjilatjap (Cilacap) on the south coast of Java.
At Tjilatjap HrMs Tromp was fuelled by the US naval oiler USS Pecos (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Abernethy, USN).
Around 1800 hours Tromp departed Tjilatjap together with HrMS De Ruyter. (1)
- Files 2.12.03.6849 and 126.96.36.199 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)