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USNS Anacostia (T-AO-94)
International Radio Call Sign:
Anacostia (AO-94) (1948 - 1950)
USS Anacostia (AO-94) (1944 - 1948)
November - Juliet - Uniform - Uniform
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Escambia Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 16 July 1944, as SS Mission Alamo a Maritime Commission type (T2-SE-A2) tanker hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 1829) at Marinship, Sausalito, CA.
Renamed Anacostia, 24 July 1944
Launched, 24 September 1944
Commissioned USS Anacostia (AO-94), 25 February 1945, LCDR. Thomas Howard Hoffmann in command
During World War II USS Anacostia was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 21 May to 4 June 1945
Following World War II USS Anacostia was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|2 September to 25 October 1945
|5 to 24 February 1946
Decommissioned, 16 April 1946, at Mobile, AL. and transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
Reinstated in the Naval Register, 28 February 1948, assigned to the Navy Transportation Service (NTS) as Anacostia (AO-94)
Reassigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) 19 July 1950, placed In-service as USNS Anacostia (T-AO-94)
Placed out of service, 17 December 1957, at Norfolk, VA. and transferred, to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 December 1957
Transferred to Penn Navigation Co., 10 August 1967, through the MARAD Exchange Program
Converted to a bulk carrier, renamed SS Penn Ranger
Sold, 4 December 1973 to Omnium Transportation Co., reflagged Panamanian, renamed SS Omnium Ranger
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in June 1978
USS Anacostia earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 5,782 t.(lt) 22,380 t.(fl)
Length 523' 6"
Draft 32' 4"
Speed 15.1 kts,
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
one single 5"/38 cal. dual purpose gun mount
four single 3"/50 cal. dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 15,300 DWT
Oil 120,400 Bbls
Gasoline 575,000 Gals
Fuel Capacity 9,235 Bbls
one General Electric turbo-electric engine
two Babcock & Wilcox D-type boilers, 600psi, 825°
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 400Kw 450V A.C.
two turbo-drive 85Kw 120V D.C.
two turbo-drive 55Kw 120V D.C.
one turbo-drive 50Kw 450V A.C.
single propeller, 10,000shp
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||USNS Anacostia (T-AO-94) operating as a civilian-manned MSTS tanker during the 1950s. Note the larger smokestack fitted to
the second batch of ships in this class.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo. (no number), courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Anacostia (AO-94) / USNS Anacostia (T-AO-94)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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 9 October 2015
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