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Contributed by Stan Svec

USS Agawam (AOG-6)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Alpha - Foxtrot
NCAF
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Army Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal


Patapsco Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 7 September 1942, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-M1) tanker hull, under a Maritime Commission contract at Cargill Inc., Savage, MN.
  • Launched, 6 May 1943
  • Commissioned USS Agawam (AOG-6), 18 December 1943, at New Orleans, LA., LT. John W. Foster in command
  • During World War II USS Agawam was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Agawam was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East as well as China service for the following periods;

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    3 September 1945 to 28 January 19463 September 1945 to 28 January 1946
    27 to 30 June 194728 to 30 March 1954
    16 to 17 April 194712 to 13 April 1954

  • Decommissioned, 31 January 1957, at San Diego, CA.
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission, 1 June 1960, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Permanent custody assume by the Maritime Administration, 30 June 1960
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
  • Transferred, 29 June 1971, from reserve at Olympia and placed in reserve in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 16 October 1975 to Levin Metals, delivered, 23 November 1975
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,783 t.(lt) 4,335 t.(lim)
    Length 310' 9"
    Beam 48' 6"
    Draft 15' 8" (lim)
    Speed 14 kts. (trial speed)
    Complement
    Officers 11
    Enlisted 120
    Largest Boom Capacity 3 t.
    Armament
    four single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
    twelve 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo Capacity
    Navy Standard Fuel Oil 7,975 bbls
    Gasoline 410,500 gals
    Diesel Fuel Capacity Diesel 2,240 bbls
    Propulsion
    four GE 12-278A Diesel engines
    single Farrel-Birmingham main reduction gear
    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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    Agawam 77k Agawam (AOG-6) on the building ways, prior to launching, at Cargill Inc., Savage, MN., 6 May 1943. Contributed by John Nickolson, Submitted Stanley Svec
    Agawam 148k Agawam (AOG-6) at the fitting out dock, Cargill Inc., Savage, MN. View is aft-midship from the forecastle deck, 4 September 1943. Contributed by John Nickolson, Submitted Stanley Svec
    Agawam 143k Agawam (AOG-6) passing under the Mendota Bridge on the Minnesota River, upstream of Saint Paul. Contributed by John Nickolson, Submitted Stanley Svec
    Agawam 60k Agawam (AOG-6) at St. Paul, MN, preparing to go down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, 1943. Contributed by John Nickolson, Submitted Stanley Svec
    Agawam 278k Agawam (AOG-6) at Mississippi i River Lock No. 15, in tow of the Federal Barge Line's Towboat Huck Finn, 12 November 1943. while enroute from her builder's yard at Savage, MN. to New Orleans, LA. John Fitzgerald, Archivist, USACE, Rock Island District
    Agawam 90k USS Agawam (AOG-6) underway, date and location unknown. Stanley Svec
    Agawam 35k USS Agawam (AOG-6) underway, date and place unknown. Contributed by John Nickolson, Submitted Stanley Svec
    Agawam 108k USS Agawam (AOG-6) passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA., 1951. Contributed by John Nickolson, Submitted Stanley Svec
    Agawam 81k USS Agawam (AOG-6) underway, date and location unknown. Paul Gryniewicz
    Courtesy Larry Sullivan
    Agawam 89k USS Agawam (AOG-6) underway, date and location unknown. Paul Gryniewicz
    Courtesy Larry Sullivan

    USS Agawam (AOG-6)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Foster, John W.18 December 1943 - 1 August 1945
    02LT. Malo, Joseph L.1 August 1945 - December 1945
    03LTjg. Regnell, Edward E.December 1945 - ?
    05LT. Hamby, William Mark1951
    06LCDR. Allen, Clarence Milton1953 - 1955
    06LT. Horton, Andrew J.1955 - 1956
    08LT. LaBarron, Robert M.1956 - 31 January 1957
    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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