after river in Grant
County, Indiana which empties into a
Your web host noticed this river as he crossed on September 27, 2002 after leaving his ship reunion.
Mississinewa River at Matters Park - Marion, Indiana
|Neosho Class Fleet Oiler: Laid down, 4 May 1953
at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden,
NJ; Launched, 12 June 1954;
Commissioned USS Mississinewa (AO-144), 18 January 1955; Decommissioned, 15 November 1976; Placed In-Service with MSC as USNS Mississinewa (T-AO-144), c. 1976; Placed Out-of-Service, c. 1991-94; Struck from the Naval Register, 16 February 1994;
Title transfer to MARAD, 1 May 1999 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA,
Specifications: Displacement 11,600 t.(lt); Length
655'; Beam 86'; Draft 35'; Speed 20kts; Complement 324; Armament, one single
5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four twin 3"/50 gun mounts, .50 cal machine
guns; Propuslion, steam turbine.