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USS Monongahela (AO-178)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Yankee - Charlie
NHYC
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2)
Second Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3) - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1-Lebanon, 1-Libya) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Lebanon) - Armed Forces Service Medal - Coast Guard SOS Ribbon


Cimarron Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Laid down, 15 August 1978, at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 4 August 1979
  • Commissioned USS Monongahela (AO-178), 5 September 1981, CDR. Eugene A. Bard, in command
  • Decommissioned, 30 September 1999
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 September 1999
  • Title transfer to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 30 September 1999, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Fort Eustis, VA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 11,645 t.(lt) 37,840 t.(fl)
    Length 708'
    Beam 88'
    Draft 32' (max.)
    Speed 20 kts.
    Complement
    15 Officers
    318 Enlisted
    Armament
    two Phalanx CIWS
    Cargo Capacity
    180,000 barrels petroleum products
    600 tons ammunition
    Propulsion
    two boilers
    one steam turbine
    single shaft, 24,000shp
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    Monongahela 58k USS Monongahela (AO 178) underway in the North Atlantic in March 1984. Photo taken from a Wessex helicopter assigned to RFA Regent. Robert Hurst
    Monongahela 78k Overhead view of USS Monongahela (AO 178) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
    Monongahela 45k USS Monongahela (AO 178) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
     
    Monongahela 37k Only fifty yards separate USS Monongahela (AO 178) and USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during a replenishment at sea in the Mediterranean, 17 February 1999.
    Photo by Jason D. Malcom PH3 USN. US Navy photo [990217-N-7216M-002]
    All Hands Magazine
    Monongahela 860k USS Monongahela (AO 178) at Genoa, Italy, 15 May 1999. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Monongahela 3519k USS Monongahela (AO 178) underway, circa late-1970s - early 1980s, location unknown.
    Photo ©Atlantic Fleet Sales, Norfolk, VA. Available on line at Atlantic Fleet Sales web site
    Robert M. Cieri

    There is no DANFS history available for USS Monongahela (AO-178) at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Bard, Albert Eugene5 September 1981 - 28 April 1983
    02CDR. Grause, Francis Patrick28 April 1983 - 26 June 1985
    03CDR. Davis III, David William26 June 1985 - 5 August 1987
    04CDR. Diddlemeyer, Lawrence P.5 August 1987 - 1 August 1989
    05CDR. Frahler, Donald Andrew1 August 1989 - 23 May 1991
    06CDR. Hunt, Patrick William23 May 1991 - 22 February 1993
    07CDR. Denis, David Arthur22 February 1993 - 1 April 1994
    08CDR. Greco, Francis John (Frank)1 April 1994 - 10 January 1996
    09CDR. Lehr, Steven Eugene10 January 1996 - 17 September 1997
    10CDR. Faasse, David William17 September 1997 - 28 September 1999
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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