Allied Warships

USS Winooski (AO 38)

Oiler of the Kennebec class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 38 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Laid down23 Apr 1941 
Launched12 Nov 1941 
Commissioned27 Jan 1942 
End service30 Apr 1946 

Acquired by the USN on 5 January 1942
Commissioned as USS Winooski (AO-38) on 27 January 1942
Decommissioned on 30 April 1946
Stricken on 8 October 1946
Sold into merchantile service in 1947
Scrapped in September 1965


Hit by U-boat
Damaged on 11 Nov 1942 by U-173 (Schweichel).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the USS Winooski

Commands listed for USS Winooski (AO 38)

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1Cdr. Walter Charles Ansel, USN27 Jan 1942Jul 42 ? (1)
2Lt.Cdr. John Edwin Murphy, USNJul 42 ?3 Apr 1943
3John Paul Barker Barrett, USN3 Apr 194321 Mar 1944
4Lt.Cdr. Thomas B. Christenson, USNR21 Mar 194430 Apr 1946

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