USS Platte (AO 24)
Oiler of the Cimarron class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.)|
|Launched||8 Jul 1939|
|Commissioned||1 Dec 1939|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 14 May 1971
Commands listed for USS Platte (AO 24)
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|1||Cdr. Pal Lamar Meadows, USN||1 Dec 1939||late 1940 (1)|
|2||Cdr. Ralph Harold Henkle, USN||late 1940||17 Dec 1942|
|3||Cdr. Harry Keeler, Jr., USN||17 Dec 1942||30 Aug 1943|
|4||T/Capt. Clinton Henry Sigel, USNR||30 Aug 1943||9 Mar 1944|
|5||Francis Stephenson Gibson, USNR||9 Mar 1944||18 Jun 1945|
|6||Lt. Cmdr. Louis Martin Fabian, USNR||18 Jun 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Platte include:
1 Jul 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) fuelled from the USS Caliente (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Stiff, USNR).
5 Jun 1945
All ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Platte (Cdr. L.M. Fabian, USNR). Fueling was stopped at 1900 hours and continued the following morning.