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USS Canisteo (AO 99)

- decommissioned -

USS CANISTEO originally was a CIMARRON - class oiler. She received a "jumboization" conversion in the mid-1960s. Commissioned in late 1945, the CANISTEO was the first ship in the Navy named after the river in New York state. Decommissioned on October 2, 1989, the oiler spent the following years laid-up on the James River in Virginia. Later, the CANISTEO was sold for scrapping and left the James River in October 2003, under tow to Teeside, UK., to be broken up at the Able UK Facility there.

General Characteristics:Awarded: May 2, 1944
Keel laid: January 11, 1945
Launched: July 6, 1945
Commissioned: December 3, 1945
Decommissioned: October 2, 1989
Stricken: August 31, 1992
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Sparrow Point, MD.
Propulsion system: four boilers
Propellers: two
Length: 643 feet (196.9 meters)
Beam: 75.1 feet (22.9 meters)
Draft: 31.5 feet (10.8 meters)
Displacement: approx. 34,750 tons
Speed: 18 knots
Capacity: approx. 22,700 tons of fuel, 175 tons of ammunition and 100 tons dry cargo
Aircraft: none
Armament: two Mk-26 7.6mm L/50 guns
Crew: approx. 13 officers and 287 enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS CANISTEO. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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