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USS Maumee (AG-124)
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USS Maumee (AO-2) (1920 - 1945)
USS Maumee (Fuel Ship #14) (1916 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Quebec - Lima
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - World War I Victory Medal (with Transport clasp) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Third Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)



USS Maumee (AG-124) was transferred to the Republic of China and renamed ROCS Omei (AO-509)
Maumee Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 23 July 1914, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 17 April 1915
  • Commissioned USS Maumee (Fuel Ship #14), 20 October 1916, LCDR. Henry C. Dinger in command
  • Designated (AO-2), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 9 June 1922 at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Philadelphia
  • Recommissioned, 2 June 1942
  • Redesignated Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG-124), 15 July 1945
  • Following World War II USS Maumee (AG-124 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    9 to 29 September 194530 September to 16 November 1945
    9 to 15 July 194616 July to 5 November 1946

  • Decommissioned, 5 November 1946 at Tsingtao, China and simultaneously transferred under the Lend Lease Program to Nationalist China, renamed ROCS Omei (AO-509)
  • Permanently transferred to Nationalist China, 7 February 1948
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1948
  • Final Disposition, scrapped August 1967 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,723 t.(lt) 14,700 t.(fl)
    Length 475' 7"
    Beam 56' 2"
    Draft 26' 6"
    Speed 14.3 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 25
    Enlisted 338
    Largest Boom Capacity 20 t.
    Cargo Capacity 7,500 DWT
    Oil 524,000 Bbls
    Gasoline 219,000 Gals
    Armament
    As Built
    four single 4" gun mounts
    WWII
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,650 Bbls
    Propulsion
    As Built
    four Diesel engines (first Navy surface ship powered by Diesel engines)
    twin propellers, 3,040shp
    WWII
    four Alco Diesel 2528 engines
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 200Kw 450V A.C.
    two Diesel-drive 400Kw 120V D.C.
    two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    twin propellers, 5,000shp

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    USS Maumee (Fuel Ship #14)
    Maumee 91k Maumee (Fuel Ship No. 14) on the building ways, 9 March 1915, at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., while under construction.
    Mare Island Navy Yard Ship Files, National Archives, San Bruno, CA.
    Tracy White
    Maumee 90k Launching of Maumee (Fuel Ship No. 14), 15 April 1915 at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.while under construction.
    Mare Island Navy Yard Ship Files, National Archives, San Bruno, CA.
    Tracy White
    Maumee 82k
    Maumee 288k Maumee (Fuel Ship No. 14) moored pierside at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA. while under construction, circa late April - early May 1915. Aft of Maumee is the yard tug Active (Harbor Tug No. 14) and forward of her is the Armored Cruiser USS Maryland (Armored Cruiser No. 8) Darryl Baker
    Maumee 81k Maumee (Fuel Ship No. 14) pierside while fitting out at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. 1 November 1915.
    US Navy photo # NR&L(M) 13287, Mare Island Navy Yard Ship Files, National Archives, San Bruno, CA.
    Tracy White
    Maumee 48k Maumee (Fuel Ship No. 14) at anchor shortly after completion, 25 February 1916.
    US Navy photo # NR&L(M) 13287, Mare Island Navy Yard Ship Files, National Archives, San Bruno, CA.
    Tracy White
    Maumee 39k
    Maumee 94k Maumee (Fuel Ship No. 14) at anchor near Mare Island Navy Yard, 25 February 1916. The smokestack on this diesel-propelled ship is smaller and further aft than the stack of her steam-propelled sisters.
    US National Archives, RG-19-N box 26. photo # 19-N-13796 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archive, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green
    USS Maumee (AO-2)
    AVC-1 99k Maumee (AO-2) and Bridgeport (AD-10) in reserve at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 4 January 1941. In the foreground AVC-1 is having her catapult installed.
    US National Archives Photo from RG-19-LCM, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Robert Hurst and Mike Green
    AVC-1 121k
    Maumee 76k USS Maumee (AO-2) underway, date and location unknown. Camouflage scheme is measure 12(modified).
    US Navy photo # NR&L(M) 733175
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Maumee 34k USS Maumee (AO-2) underway, 22 July 1942, location unknown. Camouflage scheme is measure 12(modified).
    US Navy photo
    Stan Svec
    Maumee 130k USS Maumee (AO-2) near Norfolk Navy Yard, 31 March 1945. The ship was re-engined and reactivated in 1941-1942 after 20 years in reserve. She is shown here with her final wartime armament including 1-5"/38 gun aft.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM. Photo # 19-N-97150 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green
    Maumee 54k USS Maumee (AO-2) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from Underseawarfare magazine
    Darryl Baker
    USS Maumee (AG-124)
    Maumee 123k USS Maumee (AG-124) probably serving as a harbor fueling ship at Shanghai between September and November 1945.
    US Navy photo courtesy Shipscribe.com
    Mike Green
    Maumee 141k USS Maumee (AG-124) passing through the Gatun locks, Panama Canal, 21 April 1946, while escorting a group of Chinese Navy ships to the Western Pacific following their transfer to China by the U.S. Navy. Later in the year, Maumee was also transferred to the Chinese Navy and renamed ROCS Omei (AO-509).
    US National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-363483, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Mike Green
    ROCS Omei (AO-509)
    Maumee 54k Ex-USS Maumee (AO-2) in Taiwanese service as ROCS Omei (AO-509) at anchor, circa 1963, location unknown. Republic of China Navy web site
    Maumee 53k ROCS Omei (AO-509) at anchor, date and location unknown. Republic of China Navy

    USS Maumee (AO-2)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Dinger, Henry Charles20 October 1916 - 9 January 1918
    02CDR. Anderson, Charles James, USNRF9 January 1918 - 25 November 1918
    03LCDR. Bowman, Mark Cooper25 November 1918 - 17 December 1919?
    04CDR. Densmore, Charles Webb17 December 1919 - 18 September 1920
    05CDR. Bowers, John Treadwell, USN (1899)18 September 1920 - 9 June 1922
     Decommissioned9 June 1922 - 2 June 1942
    06CDR. Zimmerli, Rupert Meyrick2 June 1942 - 23 January 1943
    07CDR. Sullivan, Cornelius Martin23 January 1943 - 21 July 1943
    08LCDR. Dodge, Charles Andrew21 July 1943 - 31 July 1943
    09LCDR. Ballard, Hollis Clarence31 July 1943 - 4 August 1943
    10LCDR. Dodge, Charles Andrew4 August 1943 - 1 June 1944
    11LCDR. Ballard, Hollis Clarence1 June 1944 - 5 June 1945
    12LCDR. Ferrell, Frank Patten5 June 1945 - 14 June 1945
    13LT. Brower, Jean Sebastian14 June 1945 - 5 November 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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