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AO-73 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1942-Keel Date: 4 AUG 1942
at Puget Sound Bridge and Drydock Company Seattle Washin
JAN1943-Launch Date: 21 JAN 1943
MAR1943-Commissioned: 5 MAR 1943
FEB1946-Decommissioned: 21 FEB 1946

AO-73 General Specifications

Class: Suamico-class fleet oiler

Named for: A tributary of the Coos River in southwestern Oregon.

Complement: 251 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 5730 tons

Length: 523 feet 6 inches

Beam: 68 feet

Flank Speed: 15 Knots

Final Disposition: Transferred to MSTS 1 October 1949