Patoka-class oiler

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USS Shenandoah moored to the USS Patoka (AO-9)
USS Patoka with USS Shenandoah moored to her
Class overview
Name: Patoka
Builders: Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.
In commission: 1919–1946
Completed: 8
Retired: 8
General characteristics
Type: replenishment oiler
Displacement: 16,800 long tons (17,070 t)
Length: 477 ft 10 in (145.64 m)
Beam: 60 ft (18 m)
Draft: 26 ft 2 in (7.98 m)
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Complement: 168

The Patoka-class oilers were a series of eight fleet replenishment oilers built for the United States Navy after World War I. All but one of the vessels were commissioned between 1919 and 1922, and all were held in various states until the eve of World War II, where all served with the Navy for the duration of the war. All eight survived the war, after which they were decommissioned and scrapped.

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