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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
Marshall-Gilbert raids, 1 February 1942
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 11 June to 10 August 1944
3rd Bonin raid, 3 and 4 July 1944
Capture and occupation of Guam, 12 July to 15 August 1944
|Gilbert Islands operation
24 to 26 November 1943
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
Assault on the Philippine Islands, 7 to 24 September 1944
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 29 January to 8 February 1944
Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll, 17 February to 2 March 1944
Leyte landings, 18 October to 29 November 1944
Truk attack, 16 to 17 February 1944
Marianas attack, 21 to 22 February 1944
Palau, Yap, Ulithi, Woleai and Sabang raid, 30 March to 1 April 1944
Truk, Satawan, Ponope raid, 27 April to 1 May 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
5th and 3rd Fleet operations in support of Okinawa Gunto, 23 March to 20 June 1945
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 24 March to 30 June 1945
Aitape Humboldt Bay-Tanahmerah Bay, 21 to 24 April 1944
|3rd Fleet operations against Japan
10 July to 14 August 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|Asia - 2 September to 15 November 1945||18 November 1945 to 22 April 1946|
|Asia - 14 October to 3 November 1945||5 November 1946 to 18 January 1947|
|Asia - 5 to 24 March 1947||27 to 30 March 1947|
|Asia - 2 to 26 April 1947||5 to 10 and 29 to 31 July 1947|
|Asia - 5 to 23 May 1947||11 November to 13 December 1947|
|Asia - 4 to 6 and 13 to 25 July 1947||21 to 23 September 1948|
|Asia - 16 October to 7 November 1947||10 October to 4 November 1948|
|Asia - 17 to 24 July 1948||21 to 24 to 30 January 1949|
|Asia - 5 to 17 September 1948|
|Asia - 3 to 7 October 1948|
|Asia - 3 to 9 November 1948|
|Asia - 17 to 20 January 1949|
|Europe - 13 May to 4 August 1950|
|Europe - 30 March to 24 July 1951|
|Europe - 29 October 1952 to 26 January 1953|
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The Sabine just south of U.S. Route 80 near Big Sandy, Texas, 18 August 2011
Photo by © Billy Hathorn
|174k||USS Sabine (AO-25) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|81k||Stern view of USS Sabine (AO-25) off Mare Island Navy Yard, 12 December 1941||Darryl Baker|
|66k||USS Sabine (AO-25), approaching USS Enterprise (CV-6) to begin refueling, February 1942.||Auke Visser´s ESSO Tanker web site|
|303k||USS Sabine (AO-25) alongside USS Enterprise (CV-6)
ready to begin refueling, February 1942.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-63347a<, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|137k||USS Sabine (AO-25) refuels USS Enterprise (CV-6) in rough weather, during the approach phase of the Doolittle Raid on Japan, 17 April 1942. Note configuration of refueling gear, and spare anchor stowed on the oiler's after superstructure bulkhead.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-330659, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|64k||USS Sabine (AO-25) refueling USS Honolulu (CL-48), date and location unknown.||Auke Visser´s ESSO Tanker web site|
|64k||USS Sabine (AO-25) refueling USS Nicholas (DD-449), date and location unknown.||Auke Visser´s ESSO Tanker web site|
|338k||This sequence of photographs of USS Sabine (AO-25) refueling the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-12) and a Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser was taken by Photographer’s Mate 2/C Paul D. Guttman from the deck of the aircraft carrier Hornet somewhere in the Western Pacific during late 1944 or early 1945. The carrier visible in the distance is USS Yorktown (CV-10). In the second photo a crewman is visible in the lower right foreground preparing to fire a heaving line across to the tanker with a line-throwing gun. In the third photo he has just fired the gun, and the curved white line visible in the picture is the heaving line shooting across to Sabine.||Robert Guttman for his father PhoM2/c Paul D. Guttman.|
|73k||USS Sabine (AO-25) at anchor, circa 1945, location unknown.
US Navy photo, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|156k||USS Sabine (AO-25) moored pierside at Naval Base, Los Angeles, Terminal Island, 12 August, 1954. Sabine waiting to be loaded with fuel before deployment to the western Pacific.
Photo courtesy of the USC Libraries Special Collections, Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA.
|95k||USS Sabine (AO-25) under way in 1966, location unknown.||© Richard Leonhardt|
|95k||USS Sabine (AO-25)under way in 1966, location unknown.||© Richard Leonhardt|
|57k||USS Sabine (AO-25) with USS Fred T. Berry (DD-858) coming alongside for replenishment during Operation CANUS-SILEX, 28 August 1965. Photo was taken from USS Fred T. Berry||© Richard Leonhardt|
|58k||USS Sabine (AO-25) and USS Albany (CG-10) coming alongside for replenishment. Photo taken from USS Meredith (DD-890) in the Caribbean Sea in March 1967.||Photo by Sheridan Carey ETN-3 USN|
|124k||USS Sabine (AO-25) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, January 1964.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|206k||USS Sabine (AO-25) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|321k||USS Sabine (AO-25) underway off Mayport, FL. date unknown.
US Navy photo.
|01||CDR. Strother Jr., Edmund Weyman, USN Ret.||25 September 1940 - 21 October 1940|
|02||LCDR. Harrison, Drayton||21 October 1940 - 5 November 1940|
|03||CDR. Maples, Houston Ledbetter||5 November 1940 - 14 December 1942|
|04||CDR. Riggs Jr., Whitaker Forcha||14 December 1942 - 18 April 1943|
|05||CAPT. Junker, Alexander Foster||18 April 1943 - 6 March 1944|
|06||CDR. Von Weien, Hans Claus||6 March 1944 - 11 March 1946|
|07||CAPT. Mitchell, Ray Andes||11 March 1946 - 24 September 1946|
|08||CAPT. Simpson, Samuel Douglas||24 September 1946 - 10 October 1947|
|09||CAPT. Wolverton, Thomas Michael :RADM||10 October 1947 - 11 September 1948|
|10||CAPT. Studebaker, David John||11 September 1948 - 23 August 1949|
|11||CAPT. Tackney, Stephen Noel||23 August 1949 - 1 August 1950|
|12||CAPT. Hannon, Edward Robert||1 August 1950 - 14 August 1951|
|13||CAPT. Bellis, Louis Joseph||14 August 1951 - 10 July 1952|
|14||CAPT. Curtis, Robert William||10 July 1952 - 17 August 1953|
|15||CAPT. Weeks, Robert Harper :RADM||17 August 1953 - 24 July 1954|
|16||LCDR. Westcott, Thomas L.||24 July 1954 - 14 February 1955|
|Decommissioned||14 February 1955 to 15 November 1956|
|In Service||15 November 1956 - 10 December 1956|
|17||CAPT. Hoppe, William Everett||10 December 1956 - 13 November 1957|
|Decommissioned||13 November 1957 - 14 December 1961|
|18||CAPT. Deacon, Edward Thorp||14 December 1961 - 4 October 1962|
|19||CAPT. LaForest, Thomas John||4 October3 1962 - 4 August 1963|
|20||CAPT. Werner, Ralph L. (Bull)||4 August 1963 - 17 July 1964|
|21||CAPT. Lindstrom, Kenith Visen||17 July 1964 - 10 June 1965|
|22||CAPT. Baumeister Jr., Charles||10 June 1965 - 18 June 1966|
|23||CAPT. Stephens, Russel Thurmond||18 June 1966 - 2 October 1967|
|24||CAPT. Yeagle, Carl H.||2 October 1967 - 20 February 1969|
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