BOW - PROFILE on Center Line of USS KAWISHIWI AO-146
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Andy Bullions (68-72) Engineering - inspected every tank and void of the Kawishiwi during the 1969 overhaul. During his time, the forward peak tank was used to carry fresh water. It was not uncommon to transfer fresh water to the DE's, DD's, or MSO's from the forward peak via a 1-1/2 inch fire hose.

There
was no inner hull anywhere on the Neosho Class Oilers, as you can see very well on frames 42-46 above. You could cut a hole in the bottom of the ship by cutting through just one sheet of steel. The AO143's was designed and built long before the idea of double hulled tankers were conceived.

MORE WORDS FROM ANDY ON THE AFTER DETAIL

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