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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
APR 1938 - Keel Date: 18 APR 1938
at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Chester PA
JAN 1939 - Launch Date: 7 JAN 1939
MAR 1939 - Commissioned: 20 MAR 1939
DEC 1956 - Shellback Initiation - 18 DEC 1956 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1957 - MAY 1958 West Pac
AUG 1957 - DEC 1957 West Pac
NOV 1959 - JUL 1960 West Pac
DEC 1960 - JUN 1961 West Pac
JUN 1961 - FEB 1965 West Pac
JUN 1961 - Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1961 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
JAN 1964 - JAN 1965 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1964 - Shellback Initiation - 9 APR 1964 - Indian Ocean
APR 1964 - JUN 1964 Uss Cimarron AO22 Collides with Uss Hassayompa AO 145
MAY 1964 - Shellback Initiation - 16 MAY 1964 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1964 - FEB 1965 Dry Dock
FEB 1966 - APR 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1967 - OCT 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1968 - SEP 1968 Collision 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