Allied Warships

USS Kaskaskia (AO 27)

Oiler of the Cimarron class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 27 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched29 Sep 1939 
Commissioned29 Oct 1940 
End serviceDec 1969 

Decommissioned on 8 April 1955,
Recommissioned on 8 January 1957
Decommissioned on 21 October 1957
Recommissioned on 6 December 1961
Decommissioned in December 1969
Sold to be broken up for scrap in September 1970


Commands listed for USS Kaskaskia (AO 27)

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1Cdr. Joseph Wesley Gregory, USN29 Oct 19409 Jun 1941
2Cdr. Walter Lucian Taylor, USN9 Jun 194128 Aug 1943 (1)
3T/Capt. Jasper Terry Acuff, USN29 Aug 194322 May 1944
4William F. Patten, USNR22 May 194430 Apr 1945
5Lt. Cmdr. Thelbert Donald Arthur, USNR30 Apr 1945Jan 46 ?

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Notable events involving Kaskaskia include:

3 Nov 1944
All ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Kaskaskia (Lt.Cdr. W.F. Patten, USNR).

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