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U.S.S. NECHES

(AO-47)

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AO-47 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1941-Keel Date: 12 JUN 1941
at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Chester PA
OCT1941-Launch Date: 11 OCT 1941
SEP1942-Commissioned: 16 SEP 1942
OCT1942-Shellback Initiation - 10 OCT 1942 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1954-JUN1955Mediterranean
JUL1962-JUL1963West Pac
OCT1963-MAR1964West Pac
JAN1964-JUL1964West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1965-FEB1966West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1965-FEB1966West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1966-APR1967West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1967-APR1968West Pac
SEP1967-APR1968West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1968-Shellback Initiation - 7 MAY 1968 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1968-MAR1970West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1968-JAN1969West Pac
NOV1968-NOV1968Man Overboard/HM2 Loyatus Marshall was lost at sea - 11/29/1968
JAN1970-JUL1970West Pac
1970-AUG1970West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1970-JUL1970West Pac-Viet Nam

AO-47 General Specifications

Class: Mattaponi-class oiler

Named for: Neches River

Complement: 242 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 22445 tons

Length: 520 feet

Beam: 68 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping 1 December 1973