- Class: Cimarron - 35 oilers of 1940
- Displacement: 7,190 tons light; 18,300 tons full load
- Dimensions: 525(wl) 553(oa) x 75 x 32 ft.
- Machinery: 2-shaft geared turbines, S.H.P. 13,500 = 18.3 knots
- Armament: 4-5"/38, 8-40mm A.A. guns
- Complement: 304
- Builder: Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania
- Launched: 7 Jan 1939
- Commissioned: 20 Mar 1939
- Notes: Sailed with Doolittle task force for Tokyo Raid, Apr 1942,
to Coral Sea in May (arrived just after battle) and with Midway task force in June. Supported Guadalcanal operations from July into 1943. Participated in Wake
raid, Oct 1943, invasion of the Gilbert and Marshall Islands, and raid on Truk
in Feb 1944. After stateside overhaul, returned to support carrier forces during
Luzon, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa invasions in 1945. Served in Korean conflict,
1950-53. As of 1963, she had the longest continuous commissioned service of any active ship in the Navy. Total of 10 battle stars for World War II service and four for the Korean war.