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|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 to 30 June 1945
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|SS Ponaganset (War Shipping Administration)
|67k||SS Ponaganset just after launching, 10 July 1943, at the Marinship yard, Sausalito, CA. being assisted by tugs to her fitting out berth. US Maritime Commission photo courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages||Robert Hurst|
|USS Ponaganset (AO-86)
|109k||USS Ponaganset (AO-86) Commissioning Ceremony Program.||Robert M. Cieri|
|64k||USS Ponaganset (AO-86) at anchor probably off her conversion yard, Kaiser Swan Island
Yard, Portland, OR., soon after completion as a Fleet Tanker. She is painted in camouflage Measure 32 Design 3AO.
US Maritime Commission photo courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages
|243k||USS Ponaganset (AO-86) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|343k||USS Ponaganset (AO-86) taking on water at Balusoa Water Point, Samar, P.I., date unknown.
US Navy photo from DANFS.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|148k||USS Ponaganset (AO-86) at the General Ship and Iron Works, Boston, MA., 9 December 1947, shortly after
breaking in half during reactivation. Ponaganset was one of 24 tankers that the Navy reacquired in late 1947 to bring fuel oil for the fleet from the
Persian Gulf. Fractures like this had been a problem since late 1942 in war-built welded ships, particularly in Liberty ships and T-2 tankers. Ponaganset
was replaced in the Navy's reactivation plan by Mission Santa Ana (AO-137).
US Navy Photos
|Mike Green - 091908609 - courtesy Shipscribe.com
LCDR. Charles Landrum USN Ret - 091909806, 091908607 and 091908608 courtesy Boston Public Library)
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