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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    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"
    Beam 68'
    Draft 30' 10"
    Speed 15.1 kts.
    Officers 22
    Enlisted 233
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    Caney 105k USS Caney (AO-95) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec

    USS Caney (AO-95)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Hanson, Roy S., USNR25 March 1945 - 18 October 1945
    02CDR. NOrvik, E. M., USNR18 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

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