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USNS Susquehanna (T-AOG-5)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Susquehanna (AOG-5) (1943 - 1947)
November - Uniform - Papa - Foxtrot
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (2,3,4 January 1945) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
Patapsco Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 9 September 1942, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-M1) tanker hull, under a Maritime Commission contract at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co., Seattle, WA.
Launched, 23 November 1942
Commissioned USS Susquehanna (AOG-5), 7 June 1943, LT. Peter H. V. Bamberg, USNR, in command.
During World War II USS Susquehanna was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 15 August 1946, and transferred to the US Army Transportation Service
Struck from the Naval Register, 23 April 1947
Returned to the US Navy, 1 July 1950
Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) and placed in service as USNS Susquehanna (T-AOG-5)
Placed out of service in March 1959
Struck from the Naval Register, 26 March 1959
Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 10 August 1973, to Levin Metals Corp., Delivered, 30 August 1973
Displacement 1,850 t.(lt) 4,335 t.(fl)
Length 310' 9"
Beam 48' 6"
Draft 15' 8"
Speed 14 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 3 t.
four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
twelve single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 2,210 DWT
Oil 1,000 Bbls
Gasoline 667,000 Gals
Fuel Capacity Diesel 2,240 BBls
four General Motors 16-278A Diesel engines
single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 225Kw 120V/240V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 10Kw 240V D.C.
two propellers, 3,300shp
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||USS Susquehanna (AOG-5) underway during builders trials in Puget Sound, 28 May 1943.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM photo # unknown a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
||USS Susquehanna (AOG-5) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Paul Gryniewicz, courtesy Larry Sullivan
||Aerial view of USS Susquehanna (AOG-5), 5 September 1943. The ship is armed with four 3”/50 guns fore and aft,
along with twelve 20mm Oerlikon AA single mounts on the central and aft superstructure.
Australian War Museum, Photo No. 302754
USS Susquehanna (AOG-5) / USNS Susquehanna (T-AOG-5)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Bamberg, Peter Herbert Victor USNR||7 June 1943 - 1 January 1944|
|02||LT. Anderson, Alexander Francis||1 January 1944 - 9 March 1945 |
|03||LT. Brown, Joseph Colbert||9 March 1945 - 10 December 1945|
|04||ENS. Jones, Alfred C., USNR||10 December 1945 - 20 April 1946|
|05||LCDR. Bracken, Eugene Eason, USNR||20 April 1946 - 15 August 1946|
|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 2 December 2016
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