Allied Warships

USS Kanawha (AO 1)

Oiler of the Kanawha class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 1 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down8 Dec 1913 
Launched11 Jul 1914 
Commissioned5 Jun 1915 
Lost8 Apr 1943 

Decommissioned on 18 December 1929
Recommissioned on 5 June 1934
USS Kanawha (Lt.Cdr. Brainerd Norton Bock) was sunk at 0400 hours by Japanese aircraft off Tulagi Harbor, Solomon Islands
19 crewmembers went down with the ship


Commands listed for USS Kanawha (AO 1)

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1Cdr. Harry Joseph Reuse, USN1939 ?mid 1940
2Cdr. Rockwell Justus Townsend, USNmid 1940mid 1941
3Cdr. Kendall Sturtevant Reed, USNmid 194126 Oct 1942
4T/Cdr. John Gilbreth Cross, USN26 Oct 19425 Jan 1943
5Lt.Cdr. Brainerd Norton Bock, USN5 Jan 19438 Apr 1943

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