Allied Warships

USS Sabine (AO 25)

Oiler of the Cimarron class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 25 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Laid down18 Sep 1939 
Launched27 Apr 1940 
Commissioned5 Dec 1940 
End service20 Feb 1969 

Decommissioned on 14 February 1955
Recommissioned on 10 December 1956
Decommissioned on 13 November 1957
Recommissioned on 14 December 1961
Decommissioned on 20 February 1969
Stricken on 1 December 1976


Commands listed for USS Sabine (AO 25)

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1Cdr. Edmund Weyman Strother, Jr., USN5 Dec 194021 Oct 1941 (1)
2Cdr. Drayton Harrison, USN21 Oct 19415 Nov 1941 (1)
3Cdr. Houston Ledbetter Maples, USN5 Nov 194114 Dec 1942 (1)
4Cdr. Whitaker Forcha Riggs, Jr., USN14 Dec 194218 Apr 1943 (1)
5T/Capt. Alexander Foster Junker, USN18 Apr 19436 Mar 1944 (1)
6Cdr. Hans Claus von Weien, USNR6 Mar 194411 Mar 1946 (1)

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Notable events involving Sabine include:

1 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 Sabine (Lt.Cdr. H.C. von Weien, USNR).

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