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U.S.S. NIOBRARA

(AO-72)

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AO-72 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1942-Keel Date: 29 JUN 1942
at Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard MD
NOV1942-Launch Date: 28 NOV 1942
MAR1943-Commissioned: 13 MAR 1943
JUN1944-Shellback Initiation - 3 JUN 1944 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1952-Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1952 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1953-AUG1953Guantanamo Bay
JUN1953-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1953-Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV1954-Decommissioned: 30 NOV 1954
MAR1957-Shellback Initiation - 15 MAR 1957 - Indian Ocean

AO-72 General Specifications

Class: Chiwawa-class oiler

Named for: Niobrara River

Complement: 247 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 5708 tons

Length: 502 feet

Beam: 68 feet

Flank Speed: 17 knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 22 March 1982