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AO-59 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT1943-Keel Date: 5 OCT 1943
at Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard MD
MAR1944-Launch Date: 28 MAR 1944
MAY1944-Commissioned: 19 MAY 1944

AO-59 General Specifications

Class: Cimarron-class fleet replenishment oiler

Complement: 21 Officers and 278 Enlisted

Displacement: 25425 tons

Length: 553 feet

Beam: 75 feet

Draft: 32 feet

Final Disposition: Sunk by a Japanese Kaiten manned torpedo20 November 1944