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U.S.S. HOUSATONIC

(AO-35)

Service to God, Country and Fleet

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AO-35 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1941 Keel Date: 14 MAY 1941
at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Chester PA
SEP 1941 Launch Date: 6 SEP 1941
JAN 1942 Commissioned: 9 JAN 1942

AO-35 General Specifications

Class: Chicopee-class oiler

Named for: Housatonic River

Complement: 279 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 5375 tons

Length: 520 feet

Beam: 68 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Returned to Standard Oil Company of New Jersey; converted to container ship 1963; scrapped after 1989