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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Contributed by Don McGrogan BMCS
USN (Ret.) - Popular Patch
USS Caney (AO-95)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Uniform - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Escambia Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, as Mission Los Angeles a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1830) at Marinship, Sausalito, CA.
Launched, 8 October 1944
Acquired by the Navy and commissioned USS Caney (AO-95), 25 March 1945, CDR. Roy S. Hanson, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Caney was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 18 to 25 June 1945
|3d Fleet operations against Japan|
10 to 23 July and 9 to 15 August 1945
Following World War II USS Caney was assigned to Occupation service from 10 September to 16 November 1945
Decommissioned, 27 February 1946, struck from the Naval Register and transferred to the Maritime Commission, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
Reacquired by the Navy and reinstated in the Naval Register, 21 February 1948
Assigned to the Navy Transportation Service (NTS) and placed in service as Caney (AO-95)
Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service MSTS, 18 July 1950, and placed in service as USNS Caney (T-AO-95)
Placed out of service, Struck from the Naval Register and transferred to the Maritime Administration, 21 May 1959, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
Acquired by the US Army , 6 March 1966 and converted to a floating power station for Vietnam service at Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Mobile, AL.
Permanent tittle transfer to the US Army, 9 September 1974
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 September 1974, at Vung Tau, South Vietnam to China Dismantled Vessel Trading Co., LTD Kaosiung, TW (PD-X-983) dated
15 August 1974 for $726,567.00
USS Caney earned two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 5,782 t.(lt) 23,380 t.(fl)
Length 523' 6"
Draft 30' 10"
Speed 15.1 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
four single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 15,300 DWT
Oil 120,400 Bbls
Gasoline 575,000 Gals
NFSO 9,235 bbls
one General Electric turbo-electric engine
two Babcock and Wilcox "D" type boilers, 600psi 825°
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 400Kw 450V A.C.
two turbo-drive 85Kw 120V D.C.
two turbo-drive 55Kw 120V D.C.
one turbo-drive 50Kw 450V A.C.
single propeller, 10,000shp
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||USS Caney (AO-95) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
USS Caney (AO-95)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Hanson, Roy S., USNR||25 March 1945 - 18 October 1945|
|02||CDR. NOrvik, E. M., USNR||18 October 1945 - 27 February 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Fleet Tankers Association
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 5 October 2016
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|