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|162k|| USS Neosho (AO-23) as delivered to the US Navy in August 1939. View looking forward from after deck house shows complex piping typically found on oilers.
A US National Archives photo from "Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy 1912 - 1992", by Thomas Wildenburg.
|84k||USS Neosho (AO-23) just after commissioning, 7 August1939.
US Navy photo NH 63448 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
|86k||USS Neosho (AO-23) under way at New York City, date unknown.
Photo courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages
|293k||USS Neosho (AO-23), cautiously backs away from her berth (right center) in a successful effort to escape the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941. At left the battleship USS California (BB-44) lists after aerial blows. Other crippled warships and part of the hull of the capsized USS Oklahoma (BB-37) may be seen in the background.
US Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division digital ID fsa.8e01821, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US Library of Congress.
|46k||USS Neosho (AO-23) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|20k||USS Neosho (AO-23) refueling USS Yorktown (CV-5), 1 May 1942, shortly before the Battle of Coral Sea.
Note use of Yorktown's aircraft crane to support her end of the refueling rig.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-464653, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
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|23k||a wave breaks over main deck, engulfing hose crew, as USS Neosho (AO-23) refuels USS Yorktown (CV-5) early in May 1942, shortly before the Battle of Coral Sea. US National Archives photo # 80-G-13106, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.||US Naval Historical Center|
|20k||USS Neosho (AO-23) refueling USS Yorktown (CV-5) in heavy seas shortly before the Battle of Coral Sea.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-16444, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
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|754k||Aerial view of USS Neosho (AO-23) on fire and sinking in the Coral Sea after an attack by Imperial Japanese Navy dive bombers, 7 May 1942 during the Battle of the Coral Sea. From Wikimedia Commons.
Photo from "Beyond Pearl Harbor: The Untold Stories of Japan's Naval Airmen", by Ron Werneth, Schiffer Military History, Atglen, PA, 2008, p. 66. (Japanese Defense Agency, War History Section photo).
|01||CDR. Mullan, William Evans Anthony||7 August 1939 - August 1941|
|02||CDR. Phillips, John Spinning :RADM||August 1941 - 11 May 1942|
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