Allied Warships

USS Cowanesque (AO 79)

Oiler of the Suamico class


USS Cowanesque. US Navy photo.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeOiler
ClassSuamico 
PennantAO 79 
Built bySun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down23 Nov 1942 
Launched11 Mar 1943 
Commissioned1 May 1943 
Lost23 Apr 1972 
History

Decommissioned on 30 January 1946
Recommissioned on 1 October 1949
Sold for scrap on 24 July 1972

 

Commands listed for USS Cowanesque (AO 79)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cmdr Lester Sidell McKenzie, USNR1 May 194322 Aug 1945 (1)
2Edward Allen Turpin, USNR22 Aug 194514 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Cowanesque include:


1st Command: Cmdr. Lester A. McKenzie 1943-5-01 to 1945-08-22 Change of Command: Lt. Cmdr. Edward A. Turpin 1945-08-22 to 1945-12-14 Last Command: Lt. Herbert T. Peeler 1945-12-14 to 1946-01-30 Ship decommissioned: 1946-01-30 (2)


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