U.S.S. KANKAKEE

(AO-39)

SHE MAY BE OLD
BUT SHE STILL PUTS OUT

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AO-39 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AO-39 Shellback Initiation Add a AO-39 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1942 - Launch Date: 24 JAN 1942
MAY 1942 - Commissioned: 4 MAY 1942
OCT 1954 - APR 1955 Mediterranean
NOV 1957 - Decommissioned: 4 NOV 1957
JAN 1961 - JAN 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
MAR 1961 - MAY 1961 Grenada
JUL 1962 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1962 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1962 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1962 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1962 - DEC 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
JUL 1963 - JUL 1963 Dependents Cruise
JAN 1964 - JAN 1967 Middle Pacific
JUL 1964 - DEC 1964 Mediterranean
JAN 1965 - OCT 1967 North Atlantic

AO-39 General Specifications

Class: Kennebec-class fleet replenishment oiler

Named for: Kankakee River

Complement: 261 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6013 tons

Length: 501 feet 5 inches

Beam: 68 feet

Flank Speed: 17 knots

Final Disposition: Sold 1 April 1976