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AO-44 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1942-Keel Date: 5 MAR 1942
at Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Chester PA
JUL1942-Launch Date: 25 JUL 1942
OCT1942-Commissioned: 22 OCT 1942
FEB1946-Decommissioned: 21 FEB 1946

AO-44 General Specifications

Class: Mattaponi-class oiler

Named for: Patuxent River

Complement: 352 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 22325 tons

Length: 520 feet

Beam: 68 feet

Flank Speed: 18 knots

Final Disposition: Sold into commercial service 1947