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USS Halawa (AOG-12)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Whiskey - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Halawa Class Gasoline Tanker:
Built in 1929 as MV Blue Sunoco, for the Sun Oil Co., at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Co., Chester, PA.
Acquired the Maritime Commission from Sun Oil Co., 24 December 1941
Transferred by the Maritime Commission to the US Navy 10 April 1942
Commissioned USS Halawa (AOG-12), 10 April 1942, at Pearl Harbor T. H., LCDR. William J. Lane USNR in command
During World War II USS Halawa was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Purchased from the Sun Oil Co. by the Maritime Commission, 3 May 1945 while still serving in US Navy
Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
Transferred, 25 October 1945, to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Sold, 4 June 1948, to Foss Launch and Tug Co. (PD-X-333 dated 23 March 1948) for $32,596.00, delivered, 5 July 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 1,588 t.(lt) 2,500 t.(fl)
Length 246' 6"
Draft 18' 6"
Speed 8.5 kts
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
Cargo Capacity 2,150 DWT
Oil 13,200 Bbls
Gasoline 213,000 Gals
Armament one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
Fuel Capacity Diesel 900 Bbls
two Bessemer Diesel engines
two 75Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
twin propellers, 1,000shp
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Sun Oil Co.
||Artist's sketch of MT Blue Sunoco as designed and built in 1928-1929. This ship became USS Halawa (AOG-12) in 1942.
Marine Engineering and Shipping Age, April 1929, page 215. Photo # None, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||MT Blue Sunoco profile and deck plan as designed and built in 1928-1929. Note the absence from this plan of any exhaust system for
the main propulsion diesel engines.
Marine Engineering and Shipping Age, April 1929, page 216. Photo # None, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||MT Blue Sunoco under way, circa 1939, location unknown
||Greg Williams for his father-in-law John H. Brunner MT Blue Sunoco>
USS Halawa (AOG-12)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Lane William James, USNR||10 April 1942 - 10 October 1943|
|02||LCDR. Peters, William Arthur, USNR||10 October 1943 - 28 February 1945|
|03||LT. Jones Jr., Robert Thomas, USNR||28 February 1945 - 1 August 1945|
|04||LT. Harlan, Reginald Kenneth, USNR||1 August 1945 - 25 October 1945|
|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 June 2017
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