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U.S.S. CHIPOLA

(AO-63)

THE BLUE CHIP CAN DO

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AO-63 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT1944-Launch Date: 21 OCT 1944
NOV1944-Commissioned: 30 NOV 1944
JAN1945-NOV1945West Pac
AUG1946-Shellback Initiation - 20 AUG 1946 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1947-JAN1947SOPA Sasebo
JUN1953-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1953-Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1954-DEC1954Mediterranean
NOV1960-NOV1960Recommisioning
JAN1961-JAN1961Panama Canal
OCT1961-FEB1962West Pac
MAY1962- Shellback Initiation - 12 MAY 1962 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1962- Shellback Initiation - 12 MAY 1962 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1962-JUL1962Atomic Test Site Christmas Island and Johnston Island
MAY1962-Shellback Initiation - 12 MAY 1962 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1962-MAR1963West Pac
JAN1963-JAN1964West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1963-APR1964West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1964-MAY1965West Pac
SEP1965-OCT1965Gemini V Recovery Force
NOV1965-JUL1966West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1966-MAR1967Dry Dock
AUG1967-DEC1968West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1968-AUG1968USS Dubuque (LPD-8) Collision - Vietnam - Extensive Damage
JAN1969-Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1969-JAN1969APOLLO 10 RECOVERY SUPPORT TEAM
FEB1969-MAY1970West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1969-Shellback Initiation - 30 APR 1969 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1969-Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1969 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1969-Shellback Initiation - 22 MAY 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1970-JUN1970West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1970-MAY1971Dry Dock
AUG1970-APR1971West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC1970-JAN1971Emergency Orders to get underway to Assist USS Sphinx (ARL-24).
JAN1971-JAN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1971-Shellback Initiation - 20 MAR 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1972-JAN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1972-Shellback Initiation - 27 OCT 1972 - Indian Ocean
OCT1972-Shellback Initiation - 27 OCT 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1974-JUL1974Sold for scrap to Zidell Explorations Inc. at Pearl Harbor

AO-63 General Specifications

Class: Cimarron-class fleet oiler

Complement: 314 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 7236 tons

Length: 553 feet

Beam: 75 feet

Draft: 32 feet

Final Disposition: Sold 16 December 1946