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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
OCT 1944 - Launch Date: 21 OCT 1944
NOV 1944 - Commissioned: 30 NOV 1944
JAN 1945 - NOV 1945 West Pac
AUG 1946 - Shellback Initiation - 20 AUG 1946 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1947 - JAN 1947 SOPA Sasebo
JUN 1953 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1953 - Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1954 - DEC 1954 Mediterranean
NOV 1960 - NOV 1960 Recommisioning
JAN 1961 - JAN 1961 Panama Canal
OCT 1961 - FEB 1962 West Pac
MAY 1962 - Shellback Initiation - 12 MAY 1962 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1962 - Shellback Initiation - 12 MAY 1962 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1962 - JUL 1962 Atomic Test Site Christmas Island and Johnston Island
MAY 1962 - Shellback Initiation - 12 MAY 1962 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1962 - MAR 1963 West Pac
JAN 1963 - JAN 1964 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1963 - APR 1964 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1964 - MAY 1965 West Pac
SEP 1965 - OCT 1965 Gemini V Recovery Force
NOV 1965 - JUL 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1966 - MAR 1967 Dry Dock
AUG 1967 - DEC 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1968 - AUG 1968 USS Dubuque (LPD-8) Collision - Vietnam - Extensive Damage
JAN 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1969 - JAN 1969 APOLLO 10 RECOVERY SUPPORT TEAM
FEB 1969 - MAY 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 30 APR 1969 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1969 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 22 MAY 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1970 - JUN 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1970 - MAY 1971 Dry Dock
AUG 1970 - APR 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC 1970 - JAN 1971 Emergency Orders to get underway to Assist USS Sphinx (ARL-24).
JAN 1971 - JAN 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 20 MAR 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1972 - JAN 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 27 OCT 1972 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 27 OCT 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1974 - JUL 1974 Sold 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