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U.S.S. SALAMONIE

(AO-26)

ANY TIME - ANY WHERE - ANY WEATHER

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AO-26 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1940-Keel Date: 5 FEB 1940
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
SEP1940-Launch Date: 18 SEP 1940
APR1941-Commissioned: 28 APR 1941
JUL1944-AUG1945Commander Service Force 7th Fleet
AUG1945-JAN1946provided logistic service to the Shanghai occupation forces
SEP1954-JAN1955med……around Sept……caribbean …..summer 1954….we left Newport to a
NOV1957-JUN1958Dry Dock
JUL1958-AUG1958Guantanamo Bay
AUG1958-SEP1958Cape Horn
AUG1958-Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1958 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1958-APR1959Mediterranean
JUL1960-SEP1960Guantanamo Bay
JUL1960-SEP1960Mediterranean-West Africa
JUL1960-SEP1960West Africa
AUG1960-Shellback Initiation - 3 AUG 1960 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
FEB1963-APR1963Mediterranean
FEB1965-AUG1965Mediterranean
FEB1965-NOV1965Regular Overhaul
FEB1966-JUL1966Mediterranean
FEB1966-FEB1966Collision at sea USS Rush DD 714
FEB1966-FEB1966Collision at sea USS Moale DD 693
FEB1966-FEB1966Caribbean
AUG1966-Shellback Initiation - 26 AUG 1966 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1966-Shellback Initiation - 6 AUG 1966 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1966-DEC1966Guantanamo Bay
FEB1967-Shellback Initiation - 7 FEB 1967 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR1967-MAR1967Collision at sea USS Wasp CVS 18
SEP1967-SEP1968Mediterranean

AO-26 General Specifications

Class: Cimarron-class oiler

Complement: 304 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 7470 tons

Length: 553 feet

Beam: 75 feet

Draft: 32 feet 4 in

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping 24 September 1970