From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, V. 5, 1970, pp. 319-320.


A river in New England, forming the boundary between Maine and New Hampshire.

(AOG-70.: dp. 1,988; l. 325'2"; b. 48'2"; dr. 19'; s. 10 k.; cpl. 80; a. 1 3", 2 40mm., 8 20mm.; cl. Klickitat)

Piscataqua, a T-1 tanker, as laid down under Maritime Commission contract 24 March 1945 by St. John's River Shipbuilding Corporation, Jacksonville, Fla.; launched 26 May 1945; but naval acquisition of the ship was cancelled 27 August 1945. the oiler was delivered to the Maritime Commission 18 September 1945, and entered the merchant marine service under the name Louden.

Transcribed by Richard H. Bouchard.