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AO-48 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1941-Keel Date: 8 JUL 1941
at Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard MD
DEC1941-Launch Date: 23 DEC 1941
SEP1942-Commissioned: 16 SEP 1942
DEC1945-Decommissioned: 13 DEC 1945

AO-48 General Specifications

Class: Kennebec-class fleet replenishment oiler

Named for: Neosho River

Complement: 214 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 5958 tons

Length: 501 feet 5 inches

Beam: 68 feet

Flank Speed: 16 Knots

Final Disposition: Returned to the Maritime Commission 30 June 1946Sold 1947Scrapped February 1964