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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Kaweah Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 2 June 1919, under a United States Shipping Board (USSB) contact at William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA;
Launched, 16 March 1920
Acquired by the US Navy from the USSB, 6 March 1922
Commissioned USS Mattole (AO-17), 28 December 1921
Decommissioned, 19 June 1922
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Philadelphia, PA.
Recommissioned, 16 June 1940, CDR. J. D. Wilson in command
Decommissioned, 25 October 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 November 1945
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 7 June 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 July 1947, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD.
Displacement 4,410 t.(lt) 14,500 t.(fl)
Draft 25' 6"
Speed 11 kts.
two single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
two single 3'/50 dual purpose gun mounts
Propulsion reciprocating steam engine, single shaft, 2,800shp.
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||Mattole (AO-17) underway, date and location unknown.
||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
||Mattole (AO-17) refueling Pride (DE-323) by the astern method, 17 August 1944. Newell (DE-322) is approaching from the far right.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-245464, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
View the Mattole (AO-17)
DANFS entry located at the US Naval Historical Center.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
U.S. Navy Oilers
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Last Updated 9 November 2007
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