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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Contributed by Mike Smolinski
USS Chukawan (AO-100)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Kilo - Alpha
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Lebanon)
Cimarron Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (T3-S2-A3) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2562) at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Sparrows Point, MD.
Launched, 28 August 1945
Commissioned USS Chukawan (AO-100), 22 January 1946, CDR. G. H. Burrows, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 13 June 1972, Pier 2, Naval Station Norfolk, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1972
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, 1 March 1973
Displacement 7,236 t.(lt) 25,440 t.(fl)
Speed 18.3 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 10t.
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
Fuel Capacity 15,000 Bbls
two Bethlehem geared turbines
four Foster and Wheeler K-type boilers, 450psi 750°
double Falk Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 400Kw 230V A.C.
one Diesel-drive 150Kw 230V A.C.
two propellers, 13,500shp
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||USS Chukawan (AO-100) refueling USS Midway (CVA-41) and USS John R. Pierce (DD-753) in 1950. Grumman F8F-1B Bearcats, Grumman F9F-2 Panthers, Vought F4U-4 Corsairs and Douglas AD-4 Skyraiders of Carrier Air Group Seven (CVG-7) are visible on Midway´s flight deck. US Navy photo.
||USS Chukawan (AO-100), circa 1956, location unknown.
||Photo by Larry Bohn
||USS Chukawan (AO-100) replenishing USS Albany (CG-10), in the Caribbean Sea, December 1966
||© Richard Leonhardt
||USS Chukawan (AO-100) replenishing USS Goodrich (DD-831) and USS Power (DD-839), date and location unknown.
||USS Chukawan (AO-100) underway while replenishing another ship, date and location unknown.
||Stanley C. Svec
||USS Chukawan (AO-100) refueling USS Boston (CAG-1) while operating in the Mediterranean, 15 September 1962.
US Navy photo # USN 1063227 dated 9/15/62, from the archives of the US Navy Photographic Center, Naval Station, Washington, 25, D.C.
||USS Chukawan (AO-100) decommissioning ceremony invitation for 13 June 1972 at Naval Station Norfolk, VA.
||Robert Wujcik USS Chukawan
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