Contents  -  Navy Super Tankers

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  Preface........................................................................................................
  Birth of 6 Super Tankers............................................................................... 1 - 2
  Training Crew, before duty on board ship....................................................... 3 - 7
  Training Crew, during duty on board ship........................................................ 8 - 9
  Hazardous Duties......................................................................................... 10 -12

  Jumboization; MSC and MARD...............................................................
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13 - 14
..........AO-51 USS Ashtabula, Sunk as a target..................................................... 15 - 16
..........AO-98 USS Caloosahatchee, Towed to Teeside England for scrapping................. 17 - 18
..........AO-99 USS Canisteo, Towed to Teeside England for scrapping........................... 10 - 20
..........AO-105 USS Mispillion, Moored in Suisun Bay............................................. 21 - 22
..........AO-106 USS Navasota, Scrapped in June 1998............................................ 23 - 25
..........AO-107 USS Passumpsic, Scrapped in Pakistan........................................... 26
..........AO-108 USS Pawcatuck, Moored in James River.......................................... 27 - 28
..........AO-109 USS Waccamaw, Moored in James River......................................... 29 - 31

  Neosho Class Fleet Oilers - Commanders...............................................

32 - 34
  AO-143 USS Neosho, Moored in James River....................................................... 35 - 40
  AO-144 USS Mississinewa, Moored in James River.............................................. 41 - 46
  AO-145 USS Hassayampa, Moored in Suisun Bay................................................ 47 - 58
  AO-146 USS Kawishiwi Commissioning, Moored in Suisun Bay............................ 59 - 67
.............1956 - 1957, The first two years......................................................... 68 - 73
.............1954 - 1967, A written history............................................................ 74
.............De-Commissioning............................................................................ 75
.............Awards............................................................................................ 76 - 77
.............Along Side - Ships............................................................................. 78 - 83
.............Cruise Books.................................................................................... 84 - 87
.............Letter to Crew Families..................................................................... 88 - 90
.............Messages Received from UNREF customers..................................... 91 - 92
.............Reunions........................................................................................... 93
.............Souvenir Plaque................................................................................. 94
  AO-147 USS Truckee, Moored in James River...................................................... 95 - 103
  AO-148 USS Ponchatoula, Moored in Suisun Bay................................................. 104 - 109
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  Details of Super Tankers
.............BOW Area of Kawishiwi, w/plans..................................................... 110 - 118
.............OPS and EX Area, w/plans............................................................... 119 - 131
.............GUN MOUNTS............................................................................... 132 - 134
.............UNREP Central Area, w/plans......................................................... 135 - 147
.............STERN Area, w/ plans..................................................................... 148 - 167
.............STRUCTURE Comparison of Six Tankers......................................... 168 - 170
.............FLAGS and Pennants........................................................................ 171 - 172
.............Crew DIVISION Descriptions........................................................... 173 - 174
.............PLAN OF THE DAY, (5)................................................................. 175 - 180

  Ports of Call Memories..........................count (93)......................................


.............Atlantic............................... ......................6........................................ 181 - 185
.............East Coast................................................11........................................ 186 - 193
.............Caribbean.......................... .......................5........................................ 194 - 197
.............North Sea..................................................7........................................ 198 - 203
.............Mediterranean..........................................20........................................ 204 - 217
.............North Pacific............................................11........................................ 218 - 233
.............South Pacific.............................................6........................................ 234 - 241
.............Sea of Japan..............................................4........................................ 242 - 250
.............Philippine Sea............................................3........................................ 251 - 256
.............Hong Kong - Taiwan.................................4........................................ 257 - 265
.............Malaysia - Thailand...................................3....................................... 266 - 270
.............VIETNAM...............................................3....................................... 271 - 276
.............Philippine Republic....................................3....................................... 277 - 287
.............Indian Ocean............................................7....................................... 288 - 292

  HISTORY and STORIES

.............Yom Kipper War.............................................................................. 293
.............Operation FREQUENT WIND, USS Hancock....................................... 294 - 297
.............Kawishiwi Memories - Jim Barton........................................................ 298
.............Kawishiwi Memories - Lary Harris....................................................... 299
.............Three Red Kings, Jon M. Bernard........................................................... 300
.............Good Navy Chow - SOS, Ron Phillips.................................................. 301
.............Zig Zag Refueling, Ronald Gust............................................................ 302
.............Things That Go Bump In The Night, Tom Sparkman............................ 303 - 305
.............Running The Mine Field, Tom Sparkman.............................................. 306 - 310
.............Swim Call, Tom Sparkman.................................................................... 311 - 313
.............The Stuffing Tube, Tom Sparkman........................................................ 314 - 316
.............The Stuffing Tube, Jon M. Bernard....................................................... 317
.............The One-Eighty, Tom Sparkman........................................................... 318 - 321
.............The Fix, Tom Sparkman........................................................................
322 - 326
.............Fleet Oiler Design, Thomas Wildenberg................................................. 327 - 329
.............Kawishiwi Oil Tanks, Jim Barton....................................................... 330 - 331

  Acknowledgements and Index

332 - 334


Revised May 10, 2004

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