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USS Canisteo AO-99 Photos and History

   
The fleet oiler USS CANISTEO (AO-99) pulls alongside the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) in preparation for an underway replenishment.<br>- 1986 The fleet oiler USS CANISTEO (AO-99) pulls alongside the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) in preparation for an underway replenishment.
- 1986
   
The fleet oiler USS CANISTEO (AO-99) pulls alongside the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) during an underway replenishment. 
<br>- 1986 The fleet oiler USS CANISTEO (AO-99) pulls alongside the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) during an underway replenishment.
- 1986
   
A port view of the fleet oiler USS CANISTEO (AO 99) underway.<br>- 1982 A port view of the fleet oiler USS CANISTEO (AO 99) underway.
- 1982
   
Aerial port view of the Ashtabula class oiler USS CANISTEO (AO 99).<br>- 1978 Aerial port view of the Ashtabula class oiler USS CANISTEO (AO 99).
- 1978
   
USS Canisteo Framed Display

This is a beautiful ship display commemorating the USS Canisteo AO-99 and all those who served aboard. The artwork depicts the USS Canisteo in all her glory.
This wonderful product is avalable in the ship's store.


A DONATION IS MADE WITH EACH ORDER TO THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHARITABLE SERVICE TRUST CHARITY TO SHOW OUR GRATITUDE FOR ALL OF THEIR SACRIFICES!

   
USS Canisteo Engraved Plaque

View this fine, heavy, detailed engraving of the USS Canisteo AO-99 Ship's Crest on aluminum plate....available in the
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A DONATION IS MADE WITH EACH ORDER TO THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHARITABLE SERVICE TRUST CHARITY TO SHOW OUR GRATITUDE FOR ALL OF THEIR SACRIFICES!

   
   

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USS CANISTEO HISTORY

Canisteo (AO-99) was launched 6 July 1945 by Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard, Inc., Sparrows Point, Md., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. J. N. Chambers; and commissioned 3 December 1945, Lieutenant Commander E. L. Denton, USNR, in command. Canisteo cleared Norfolk 4 February 1946 for Melville, R.I., where she loaded diesel oil for naval units taking part in the occupation of Germany. Returning from Bremerhaven and Farge, Germany, she carried out training operations in the Caribbean, and then sailed to Iceland and Greenland, returning to New York City 27 May. The tanker sailed south from Norfolk 27 November 1946 as a unit of Operation "Highjump," the largest Antarctic expedition to that time. Steaming through the Panama Canal to the Antarctic, Canisteo reached Scott and Peter Islands, and through her logistic support, played a critical role in this historic exploratory and scientific project, carrying on the Navy's traditional role in expanding man's frontiers. Canisteo returned to Norfolk 23 April 1947 after calling at Rio de Janeiro and Caribbean ports. Between 4 June 1947 and 23 October 1948, Canisteo served four tours of duty supporting the 6th Fleet by carrying oil from Bahrein to the Mediterranean. The winter and spring of 1948-1949 found Canisteo operating on fueling duty from Norfolk to Caribbean ports; Argentia, Newfoundland; and Grondal, Greenland. A pattern of alternating exercises in the Caribbean with overhauls and tours of duty in the Mediterranean in the following years was highlighted by her fueling in support of many fleet exercises. She played a part in augmenting the growing strength of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization through Operation "Mainbrace" (26 August-11 October 1952) and in combined operations with Canadian forces (16-20 September 1956). Active with the Fleet, Canisteo continued to operate out of Norfolk through 1960, participating in fleet and NATO exercises.

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