U.S.S. NECHES

(AO-47)

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AO-47 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AO-47 Shellback Initiation Add a AO-47 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1941 - Keel Date: 12 JUN 1941
at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Chester PA
OCT 1941 - Launch Date: 11 OCT 1941
SEP 1942 - Commissioned: 16 SEP 1942
OCT 1942 - Shellback Initiation - 10 OCT 1942 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1954 - JUN 1955 Mediterranean
JUL 1962 - JUL 1963 West Pac
JAN 1964 - JUL 1964 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1965 - FEB 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1965 - FEB 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1966 - APR 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1967 - APR 1968 West Pac
SEP 1967 - APR 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 7 MAY 1968 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1968 - MAR 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1968 - JAN 1969 West Pac
NOV 1968 - NOV 1968 Man Overboard/HM2 Loyatus Marshall was lost at sea - 11/29/1968
JAN 1970 - JUL 1970 West Pac
1970 - AUG 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1970 - JUL 1970 West 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