USS Chikaskia (AO 54)
Oiler of the Ashtabula class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||20 Mar 1942|
|Launched||2 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Nov 1943|
|End service||18 Dec 1969|
Decommissioned on 7 November 1955
Commands listed for USS Chikaskia (AO 54)
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|1||Cdr. Lawrence John Hasse, USNR||10 Jan 1943||3 Jun 1944 (1)|
|2||Lt. Cmdr. George Zimmerman, USNR||3 Jun 1944||4 Feb 1945|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Gillespie Godfrey Boyd, USNR||4 Feb 1945||9 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Chikaskia include:
23 Sep 1944
In the morning USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) fuelled three destroyers attached to the Task Group, USS Tingey (Cdr. J.O. Miner, USN), USS Stephen Potter (Cdr. L.W. Pancoast, USN) and USS Cushing (Cdr. L.F. Volk, USN).
In the evening Iowa herself fuelled from the USS Chikaskia (Lt.Cdr. G. Zimmerman, USNR).