Allied Warships

USS Kennebago (AO 81)

Oiler of the Escambia class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 81 
Built byMarinship Corp. (Sausalito, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down9 Jan 1943 
Launched9 May 1943 
Commissioned4 Dec 1943 
End service22 May 1959 

Decommissioned on 19 July 1946
Recommissioned in September 1950
Decommissioned on 27 November 1957
Recommissioned on 23 May 1958
Decommissioned on 22 May 1959


Commands listed for USS Kennebago (AO 81)

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1Cdr. Brainerd Norton Bock, USN4 Dec 19432 Jun 1944 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. Charles William Brockway, USNR2 Jun 194419 Jun 1946

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Notable events involving Kennebago include:

22 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off three of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Woodworth (Lt.Cdr. W.P. Mack, USN), USS Stockham (Cdr. D.L. Moody, USN) and USS Twining (Cdr. F.V. List, USN), with fuel. Following the fuelling of these destroyers Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Kennebago (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Brockway, USNR).

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