USS Mississinewa (AO 59)
Oiler of the Ashtabula class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, Maryland, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||20 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||5 Oct 1943|
|Launched||28 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||18 May 1944|
|Lost||20 Nov 1944|
USS Mississinewa (Cmdr. Philip George Beck) was sunk at Ulithi in the Caroline Islands by a Japanese Kaiten manned torpedo. One of five launched by the Japanse submarines I-36 and I-47 (both offsite links)
Commands listed for USS Mississinewa (AO 59)
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|1||Capt. Philip George Beck, USNR||18 May 1944||20 Nov 1944|
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