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Re: NEPTUN N-1393P PECOS (Pearl Harbor).... Was this ship at Pearl?
This is clearly a mistake on Neptun's part. PECOS AO 65 was very different from NEOSHO and the CIMMARON Class. PECOS was a T2-SE-A1 type, none of which were at Pearl Harbor on December 7th. In fact this PECOS (there was an earlier one, AO 6 sunk off Java on March 1, 1942) was not even launched until August 1942. RAMAPO, the only other oiler at Pearl Harbor on December 7 aside from NEOSHO was from the older PATOKA Class commissioned in 1919.
I recently picked up the NEPTUN N-1393P PECOS (Pearl Harbor) AO-65 model. I was buying up the Neptun Pearl Harbor series and decided to add this one to the order before really looking into the role this ship played in the attack.
Now I get some ships are representing the class, so like the case of NEPTUNE N-1393aP CIMARRON (Pearl Harbor) AO-22, this ship is there to represent USS Neosho AO-23, that was between the USS Maryland and USS California during the attack.
That said, I don't see what the Pescos or any other AO from that class in the attack on Pearl. With the Neosho already represented, I think the only other AO present during the Pearl Harbor raid was USS Ramapo (AO-12). This ship does not seem to be very close to the Pecos, if anything it would be closer to the Cimarron class AO.
So why is Neptun putting this model out in the Pearl Harbor series? What am I missing?