USS Cache (OA 67)
Oiler of the Suamico class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||25 May 1942|
|Launched||7 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||3 Nov 1942|
Decommissioned on 14 January 1946
Commands listed for USS Cache (OA 67)
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|1||Lt.Cdr Peder Andersen, USNR||3 Nov 1942||25 Oct 1943 (1)|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Marion Clermont Thompson, USN||25 Oct 1943||3 Jun 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Coleman Robert Cosgrove, USNR||3 Jun 1944||17 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Cache include:
The Cache sent out an SOS that reached the nearby US destroyer USS Buchanan. While racing towards the scene at full speed the Buchanan picks up a radar echo that turned out to be RO-37. The Japanese submarine was eventually sunk by Buchanan after more than two hours about 130 nautical miles east-south-east of San Cristobal in position 11°47'S, 164°17'E.
After temporary repairs, Cache sailed for San Pedro, California for permanent repairs. Cache returned to duty at Eniwetok on 20 June 1944, to begin almost continuous participation in the operations that forced the Japanese back across the Pacific.
19 Dec 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN), topped off two of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Lewis Hancock (Cdr. W.M. Searles, USN) and USS Miller (Lt.Cdr. D.L. Johnson, USN), with fuel. Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Cache (Lt.Cdr. C.R. Cosgrove, USNR).