|Preceded by:||Cimarron-class oiler|
|Succeeded by:||Kennebec-class oiler|
|In commission:||9 January 1942 - 11 March 1946|
|Length:||520 ft (160 m)|
|Beam:||68 ft (21 m)|
|Draft:||30 ft 10 in (9.40 m)|
|Speed:||16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)|
|Capacity:||131,600 bbl (~17,950 t)|
The class consisted of two petroleum tankers that had been ordered by Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and were acquired by the U.S. Navy in early 1942. Chicopee (AO-34), the former Esso Trenton, was acquired by the U.S. Navy shortly after launching, while Housatonic (AO-35), the former Esso Albany, was acquired after making two voyages for Standard Oil.
Both ships were returned to Standard Oil at decommissioning, and both were later converted to container ships. The extant portions of the hull of the ex-Chicopee, were scrapped in 1963, while the ex-Housatonic was scrapped some time after 1989.
- Wildenberg, Thomas (1996). Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy, 1912-1995. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. Retrieved 2009-04-28.