USS Escambia (AO 80)
Oiler of the Escambia class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Marinship Corp. (Sausalito, California, U.S.A.)|
|Launched||25 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||28 Oct 1943|
|End service||20 Feb 1946|
Decommissioned on 20 February 1946
Commands listed for USS Escambia (AO 80)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Marshall Paulsson, USNR||28 Oct 1943||3 Jun 1944 (1)|
|2||Lt. Cmdr. Richard Goorgian, USNR||3 Jun 1944||20 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).