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Navy Oilers on the high seas have ENCOUNTERS every single day, just like Aircraft Carriers. The difference is, they interact in very close proximities to other ships, not airplanes. Every Task Force has an oiler traveling with it, giving all the ships the needed supplies to keep them moving and operating in their assigned area. Connecting two ships together with cables successfully and passing humans over these cables, really does create a BURNING sensation. If a movie were created to describe how deck crews and their commanders feel a BURN as they guide their ships to within 100 feet of each other, travelling at 20 knots,  would be like watching  George Clooney in the “Perfect Storm”. STUDY THIS OILER WEB SITE.                              Links on this page are NOT UNDERLINED.
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PANAMA  Herein are 234 Navy Oilers named from rivers, (usually Native American names), famous ship designers  or builders.  BROWNSVILLE
The Navy  adopted the alphanumeric system of hull designations in 1919 with Alameda, AO-10.
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USNS Henry J. Kaiser T-AO 187
USNS John Lenthall T-AO 189
USNS Walter S. Diehl T-AO 193
USNS John Ericsson T-AO 194
USNS Leroy Grumman T-AO 195
USNS Kanawha T-AO 196
USNS Pecos T-AO 197
USNS Big Horn T-AO 198
USNS Tippecanoe T-AO 199
USNS Guadalupe T-AO 200
USNS Patuxent T-AO 201
USNS Yukon T-AO 202
USNS Laramie T-AO 203
USNS Rappahannock T-AO 204

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 USS Sacramento AOE-1
USS Camden AOE-2
USS Seattle AOE-3
USS Detroit  AOE-4
USNS Supply TAOE-6
  USNS Rainier TAOE-7
USNS Artic TAOE-8
USNS Bridge TAOE-10
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USS Neosho AO-143
USS Mississinewa AO-144
USS Hassayampa AO-145
USS Kawishiwi AO-146
USS Truckee AO-147
USS Ponchatoula AO-148
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USS Aucilla AO-56
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USS Ashtabula AO-51
USS Caloosahatchee
AO-98

USS Canistoe AO-99
USS Mispillion AO-105
USS Navasota AO-106
USS Passumpsic AO-107
USS Pawcatuck AO-108
USS Waccamaw AO-109
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USS Cimarron AO-177
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Localities used to derive 161
NAMES FOR U.S. OILERS are described within 14 areas displayed below.
START viewing them by clicking the "DELAWARE" area where it all started in the United States.


Of the many rivers used as a source for oiler names the longest is the Yukon at 1266 miles but with 713 more miles within Canada. The Pecos comes in second being 926 miles long. The Columbia comes in third  with 735 miles but it has 465 more miles within Canada.
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27 named just for WWII
California Missionarys

Mission Santa Ynez
46 Oiler names were
derived from
other sources
Such as a nymph
"The Waterer"



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