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Reserve Oiler Fleet of the United States
“If Freedom Were Easy We wouldn’t be Here” (Canisteio AO-99)

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Our MISSION was to have Historical Navy Oilers Memorialized before they disappeared.
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As of February 28, 2010 there were 20 oilers in 3 locations, Suisun Bay, James River and the United Kingdom

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WWII - Era
OILERS
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It is MISPILLION that must be
transformed into a MUSEUM
because it is the last WWII Oiler
that has been maintained well.
Click ship for details

MISPILLION AO-105
Design T3-S2-A3   Year 1945
Suisun Bay
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Mission Santa Ynez AO-134
Design T2-SE-A2   Year 1944
Suisun Bay
..Scrapped
April
2010


CALOOSAHATCHEE AO-98
Design T3-S2-A1J   Year 1945
United Kingdom
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CANISTO AO-99
Design T3-S2-A7   Year 1945
United Kingdom
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TALUGA AO-62
Design T3-S2-A1   Year 1943
Suisun Bay
.Scrapped
July
2010
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Oilers that were considered by California Ships to Reefs, Inc.
USS/USNS Hassayampa AO/TAO-145                 USS/USNS Kawishiwi AO/TAO-146
 USS
/USNS Ponchatoula AO/TAO-148                  USS/USNS Mispillion AO/TAO-105

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COLD WAR- Era
OILERS
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Hassayampa, Kawishiwi and Pounchatoula
are each Neosho class oilers.
They were designed to support a
CARRIER TASK FORCE

HASSAYAMPA  AO-145
Design T3-S2-A3   Year 1955
Suisun Bay
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KAWISHIWI  AO-146
Design T3-S2-A3   Year 1955
Suisun Bay
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PONCHATOULA  AO-148
Design T3-S2-A3   Year 1955
Suisun Bay
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SHOSHONE AO-151
Design T5-S-12a   Year 1957
Suisun Bay
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Vietnam War- Era
OILERS
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Ships working in the GULF of TONKIN
The SOUTH CHINA SEA and
Out of SUBIC BAY

WICHITA  AOR-1
Design Replenisher   Year 1968
Suisun Bay
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KANSAS CITY  AOR-3
Design Replenisher   Year 1969
Suisun Bay
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WABASH  AOR-5
Design Replenisher   Year 1970
Suisun Bay
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ROANOKE  AOR-7
Design Replenisher   Year 1974
Suisun Bay
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VIEW:  "The Maritimes's Notes"
on


Iran- Iraq War- Era
OILERS
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The war began when Iraq invaded Iran
Know as the Imposing War
or Holy Defence

CIMARRON  AO-177
Design Fleet Oiler   Year 1979
Suisun Bay
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PLATT  AO-186
Design Fleet Oiler   Year 1983
James River
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MONONGAHELA  AO-178
Design Fleet Oiler   Year 1980
James River
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MERRIMACK  AO-179
Design Fleet Oiler  Year 1980
James River
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WILLAMETTE  AO-180
Design Fleet Oiler   Year 1983
Suisun Bay
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Benjamin Isherwood  AO-191
Design Replenisher   Year 1988
James River
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HENRY ECKFORD  AO-192
Design Replenisher   Year 1989
James River
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Then came

OPERATION
ENDURING FREEDOM

After AMERICA ATTACKED


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