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U.S.S. CIMARRON

(AO-22)

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AO-22 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1938-Keel Date: 18 APR 1938
at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Chester PA
JAN1939-Launch Date: 7 JAN 1939
MAR1939-Commissioned: 20 MAR 1939
DEC1956-Shellback Initiation - 18 DEC 1956 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1957-MAY1958West Pac
AUG1957-DEC1957West Pac
NOV1959-JUL1960West Pac
DEC1960-JUN1961West Pac
JUN1961-FEB1965West Pac
JUN1961-Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1961 - Indian Ocean
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
JAN1964-JAN1965West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1964-Shellback Initiation - 9 APR 1964 - Indian Ocean
APR1964-JUN1964Uss Cimarron AO22 Collides with Uss Hassayompa AO 145
MAY1964-Shellback Initiation - 16 MAY 1964 - Indian Ocean
OCT1964-FEB1965Dry Dock
FEB1966-APR1966West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1967-OCT1967West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1968-SEP1968Collision with USS Hornet

AO-22 General Specifications

Class: Cimarron class fleet replenishment oiler

Named for: The Cimarron River in New Mexico

Complement: 304 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 7470 tons

Length: 553 feet

Beam: 75 feet

Flank Speed: 18 knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 1969