USS Chicopee (AO 34)
Oiler of the Chicopee class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||14 May 1941|
|Launched||6 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||9 Feb 1942|
Acquired by the Navy on 3 January 1942
Commands listed for USS Chicopee (AO 34)
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|1||Cdr. Graeme Bannerman, USN||9 Feb 1942||12 Aug 1943 (1)|
|2||T/Cdr. Buell Fromer Brandt, USN||12 Aug 1943||18 Dec 1943|
|3||Charlie Oscar Peak, USNR||18 Dec 1943||6 Aug 1945|
|4||Trygve Mason Lehland, USNR||6 Aug 1945||14 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Chicopee include:
9 Jun 1945
All ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Chicopee (Cdr. C.O. Peak, USNR). Iowa also received stores from the USS Aldebaran (Lt.Cdr. S.L.M. Cole, USNR).