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AO-53 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AO-53 Shellback Initiation Add a AO-53 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1943-Keel Date: 2 JAN 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Sparrows Point MD
AUG1943-Launch Date: 25 AUG 1943
OCT1943-Commissioned: 12 OCT 1943
MAR1957-AUG1957West Pac
DEC1957-JUN1958West Pac
JAN1962-JAN1964West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1962-JAN1964West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1966-MAR1967West Pac
OCT1966-Shellback Initiation - 27 OCT 1966 - Indian Ocean
MAY1968-Shellback Initiation - 19 MAY 1968 - Pacific Ocean
1969-SEP1969West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1969-JAN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1970-APR1971West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1971-JAN1972West Pac-Indian Ocean
AUG1971-Shellback Initiation - 17 AUG 1971 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1971- Shellback Initiation - 17 AUG 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1972-JAN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1973-SEP1973West Pac-Viet Nam

AO-53 General Specifications

Class: Cimarron-class oiler

Complement: 314 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 7236 tons

Length: 553 feet

Beam: 75 feet

Draft: 32 feet

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 5 April 1974