Allied Warships

USS Escambia (AO 80)

Oiler of the Escambia class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 80 
Built byMarinship Corp. (Sausalito, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched25 Apr 1943 
Commissioned28 Oct 1943 
End service20 Feb 1946 

Decommissioned on 20 February 1946
Stricken in 1957


Commands listed for USS Escambia (AO 80)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Marshall Paulsson, USNR28 Oct 19433 Jun 1944 (1)
2Lt. Cmdr. Richard Goorgian, USNR3 Jun 194420 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Escambia include:

14 Aug 1945
USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) topped off two of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Benham (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Poindexter, USN) and USS Cushing (Lt.Cdr. W.D. Adams, USN), with fuel. Following the fuelling of these destroyers Iowa herself was fuelled by the oiler USS Escambia (Lt.Cdr. R. Goorgian, USNR).

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