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U.S.S. TAPPAHANNOCK

(AO-43)

The Ghost of the Viet Nam Coast

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AO-43 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1941 Keel Date: 24 DEC 1941
at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Chester PA
APR 1942 Launch Date: 18 APR 1942
JUN 1942 Commissioned: 22 JUN 1942
JAN 1950 - JAN 1952 West Pac
MAR 1966 - JUL 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1966 - JUL 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 29 JUL 1966 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1966 - AUG 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1967 - JUL 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 9 MAY 1967 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1968 - SEP 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam

AO-43 General Specifications

Class: Mattaponi-class oiler

Complement: 213 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 7004 tons

Length: 520 feet

Beam: 68 feet

Draft: 30 feet 9 in

Final Disposition: Disposed of by MARAD 2 February 1987