Allied Warships

USS Cache (AO 67)

Oiler of the Suamico class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 67 
Built bySun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 May 1942 
Launched7 Sep 1942 
Commissioned3 Nov 1942 
End service 

Decommissioned on 14 January 1946
Recommissioned on 10 October 1949 Decommissioned at an unknown date


Commands listed for USS Cache (AO 67)

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1Cmdr. Peder Andersen, USNR3 Nov 194225 Oct 1943 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Marion Clermont Thompson, USN25 Oct 19433 Jun 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Coleman Robert Cosgrove, USNR3 Jun 194417 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Cache include:

22 Jan 1944
The US Oiler USS Cache is torpedoed and damaged by the Japanese submarine RO-37 (offsite link) about 155 nautical miles south-east of San Cristobal, Solomons in position 12°08'S, 164°23'E.

The Cache sent out an SOS that reached the nearby US destroyer USS Buchanan. While racing towards the scene at full speed the Buchanan picks up a radar echo that turned out to be RO-37. The Japanese submarine was eventually sunk by Buchanan after more than two hours about 130 nautical miles east-south-east of San Cristobal in position 11°47'S, 164°17'E.

After temporary repairs, Cache sailed for San Pedro, California for permanent repairs. Cache returned to duty at Eniwetok on 20 June 1944, to begin almost continuous participation in the operations that forced the Japanese back across the Pacific.

19 Dec 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN), topped off two of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Lewis Hancock (Cdr. W.M. Searles, USN) and USS Miller (Lt.Cdr. D.L. Johnson, USN), with fuel. Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Cache (Lt.Cdr. C.R. Cosgrove, USNR).

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