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USS CALIENTE

(AO-53)

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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
JAN 1943 Keel Date: 2 JAN 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Sparrows Point MD
AUG 1943 Launch Date: 25 AUG 1943
OCT 1943 Commissioned: 12 OCT 1943
MAR 1957 - AUG 1957 West Pac
DEC 1957 - JUN 1958 West Pac
JAN 1962 - JAN 1964 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1966 - MAR 1967 West Pac
OCT 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 27 OCT 1966 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 19 MAY 1968 - Pacific Ocean
1969 - SEP 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1970 - APR 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 17 AUG 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1972 - JAN 1973 West 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