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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
JAN1942-Launch Date: 24 JAN 1942
MAY1942-Commissioned: 4 MAY 1942
OCT1954-APR1955Mediterranean
NOV1957-Decommissioned: 4 NOV 1957
JAN1961-JAN1962Cuban Missle Blockade
MAR1961-MAY1961Grenada
JUL1962-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1962 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1962- Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1962 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1962-DEC1962Cuban Missle Blockade
JUL1963-JUL1963Dependents Cruise
JAN1964-JAN1967Middle Pacific
JUL1964-DEC1964Mediterranean
JAN1965-OCT1967North 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