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USS Shikellamy (AOG-47)
USS Shikellamy (AO-90) (1943)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Uniform - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
Shikellamy Class Gasoline Tanker:
The Sinclair Oil Co. of New York tanker SS Daniel Pierce was acquired by the Navy, 26 March 1943, from the War Shipping Administration
Converted for Naval service at Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL.
Commissioned USS Shikellamy (AO-90), 11 April 1943, CDR. James W. Smith USN, in command
During World War II USS Shikellamy was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Eastern New Guinea operations
Milne Bay, January-February 1944
Reclassified Gasoline Tanker (AOG-47), 19 July 1943
Decommissioned, 17 January 1946, at New Orleans, LA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission which in turned returned Shikellamy to her original owner renamed SS Daniel Pierce
Sold, date unknown, reflagged Panamanian
Final Disposition, lost in Guanica Bay, Puerto Rico, 31 July 1964
Displacement 10,800 t.(fl)
Length 391' 6"
Draft 23' 11"
Cargo Capacity Oil 49,720 Bbls
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity NSFO 8,040 Bbls
one Bethlehem, Vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
Ship's Service Generators
two recip-drive 15Kw 120V D.C.
one recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,400shp
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||USS Shikellamy (AOG-47) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Rick Godsil Jr., for his grandfather Raymond Dean "Swanee" Godsil S2/c USS Shikellamy
||USS Shikellamy (AOG-47) photographed by an Australian aircraft, 30 September 1943, soon after arriving in
US Navy photos. Arthur D. Baker III. Photo # None, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||USS Shikellamy (AOG-47) photographed by an Australian aircraft, 3 November 1943, off the coast of Australia.
US Navy photo. Arthur D. Baker III. Photo # None, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Shikellamy (AO-90 / AOG-47)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Smith, James Walter USN, (1924)||11 April 1943 - 24 June 1943||AO-90|
|02||LCDR. Lehland, Trygve Mason USNR ||24 June 1943 - March 1944||AOG-47|
|03||LT. Brown, Robert Clark USNR ||March 1944 - 1 May 1944||AOG-47|
|04||LT. Blewitt, Edward Joseph USNR ||1 May 1944 - 1 may 1945||AOG-47|
|05||LT. Dixon, John Charles USNR ||1 May 1945 - 17 January 1946||AOG-47|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Fleet Tankers Association
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 8 December 2016
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