USS Nantahala (AO 60)
Oiler of the Ashtabula class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||20 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||31 Oct 1943|
|Launched||29 Apr 1944|
|Commissioned||19 Jun 1944|
Commands listed for USS Nantahala (AO 60)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||T/Capt. Palmer Mackenzie Gunnell, USN||19 Jun 1944||8 Feb 1945 (1)|
|2||Arthur Charles Larsen, USNR||8 Feb 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Nantahala include:
7 Nov 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 Nantahala (Capt. P.M. Gunnell, USN) but not before she had fuelled the destroyers USS Twining (Cdr. E.K. Wakefield, USN) and USS Stockham (Cdr. E.P. Holmes, USN) herself.