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|94k||Neches (Fuel Ship # 5) launching at Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA., 2 June 1920. Neches is in the center of the image. The U.S. Army Transport USAT George Washington is at right, and USS New Jersey (Battleship # 16) is at left.
Note the crowd of onlookers on the ships, piers and buildings flanking Neches, and the large number of double-ended lifeboats in the right foreground. Panoramic photo by the Chester Photo Service, 39 Court Street, Boston, MA.
US Navy photo # NH 105178 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|139k||Neches (AO-5) transiting the Panama Canal, date unknown.
US Navy photo
|277k||USS Neches (AO-5) underway, circa 1920s, location unknown.||James Gholson for his father James Everett Gholson SC3/c USS Neches|
|113k||USS Neches (AO-5) alongside USS Sapelo (AO-11) at Melbourne, Australia during the fleet visit in 1925.
Photo by the late Allan Greene
|Chris Howell, SOUTHLAND SHIP STORES LIMITED, Port of BLUFF, NEW ZEALAND|
|67k||USS Neches (AO-5) at anchor, circa 1920s, location unknown.
US Navy photo
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|350k||USS Neches (AO-5) transiting the Panama Canal, circa 1920s.
Photo given to Chris Howell by the late Alex Wood, possibly a Panama Canal Authority photograph.
|Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.|
|396k||USS Neches (AO-5) outboard of USS Kanawha at Mare Island, 15 Sept. 1923.
Marie Island Naval Shipyard Photo # MINSY 4644-9-23 now in the collections of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum.
|93k||USS Neches (AO-5) underway in New York harbor, date unknown.||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII Web Site|
|112k||USS Neches (AO-5) refueling USS Sands (DD-243), date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|62k||USS Neches (AO-5) moored pierside, circa 1920s-30s, location unknown. She is carrying her full designed armament of four
single 5"/51 gun mounts and two3"/50 AA gun mounts.
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 69431, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|112k||USS Neches (AO-5) departing Mare Island Navy Yard, 29 August 1941, modifications included the addition of positions for two more 3" AA guns on the bow and stern. She is enroute to San Diego to upgrade her air defenses with two additional 3" guns and, four water-cooled Browning .50 caliber machine guns for the four gun tubs atop the bridge. Her 5" guns were retained. Note the lack of Radar.US National Archives, RG-19-LCM. Photo # 19-N-25775, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.||Mike Green|
|01||CDR. Meriwether, Henry Thomas||25 October 1920 - 1922|
|02||CDR. Shapley, Lloyd Stowell||1922 - 4 October 1923|
|03||CDR. Willson, James David||4 October 1923 - 9 June 1924|
|04||CDR. Martin, Frank Charles||9 June 1924 - 15 June 1925|
|05||CAPT. Wallace, Henry George Stewart||15 June 1925 - 5 April 1926|
|06||CDR. Rees, Albert Shaffner||5 April 1926 - 1 June 1927|
|07||CAPT. Post, Nathan Woodward||1 June 1927 - 30 June 1928|
|08||CDR. Brereton Jr., William Denny||30 June 1928 - 20 June 1930|
|09||CDR. McWhorter, Charles Stakley, USN (USNA 1908)||20 June 1930 - June 1932|
|10||CAPT. Giffen, Robert Carlisle :VADM||June 1932 - 1934|
|11||CDR. McCormick, Lynde Dupuy :ADM||April 1936 - May 1937|
|12||CDR. Knowles, Herbert Bain||1938|
|13||CDR. Foskett, James Hicks :VADM||1939 - 10 March 1941|
|14||CDR. Fletcher,Jr., William Bartlett :RADM||10 March 1941 - 23 January 1942|
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