Allied Warships

USS Lackawanna (AO 40)

Oiler of the Kennebec class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 40 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Dec 1941 
Launched16 May 1942 
Commissioned10 Jul 1942 
End service14 Feb 1946 

Acquired by the USN on 20 June 1942
Commissioned as USS Lackawanna (AO-40) on 10 July 1942
Decommissioned on 14 February 1946
Sold into merchantile service in 1947
Scrapped in 1967


Commands listed for USS Lackawanna (AO 40)

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1Simon Raymond Sands, Jr., USCG10 Jul 1942Jul 1942 (1)
2Cdr. Albert Livingston Toney, USNJul 194216 Mar 1944
3T/Lt.Cdr. Alfred James Homann, USN16 Mar 19441 Jul 1945
4Lt. Newman S. Cryer, Jr., USNR1 Jul 19452 Jul 1945
5Einer Norman Eriksen, , USNR2 Jul 194514 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Lackawanna include:

16 Sep 1944
In the morning, USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN), fuelled from the USS Lackawanna (Cdr. A.J. Homann, USN).

19 Oct 1944
All ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Lackawanna (Cdr. A.J. Homann, USN).

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