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AO-40 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1941-Keel Date: 27 DEC 1941
at Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard MD
MAY1942-Launch Date: 16 MAY 1942
JUL1942-Commissioned: 10 JUL 1942
FEB1946-Decommissioned: 14 FEB 1946

AO-40 General Specifications

Class: Kennebec-class fleet replenishment oiler

Named for: Lackawanna River

Complement: 287 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 21580 tons

Length: 501 feet 5 inches

Beam: 68 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Returned to the Maritime Commission 1 July 1946Sold 1947