Navy Oilers named from rivers, usually Native American names, or famous ship designers or builders.
The Navy  adopted the alphanumeric system of hull designation in 1919 with Alameda, AO-10.

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There are 11 pages displaying each ship design through the ages.


This index is three pages long.


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