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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 Blue Sunoco, for the Sun Oil Co., at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Co., Chester, PA.
  • Acquired by the Navy through the Maritime Commission in 1942
  • Commissioned USS Halawa (AOG-12), 10 August 1942, at Pearl Harbor T. H., LCDR. William J. Lane in command
  • During World War II USS Halawa was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 25 October 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, 5 July 1948, to Foss Launch and Tug Co.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 3,650 t.(fl)
    Length 255'
    Beam 43'
    Draft 16'
    Speed 8.5 kts
    Officers 9
    Enlisted 54
    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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    USS Halawa (AOG-12)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Lane William James10 April 1942 - 1943
    02LCDR. Peters, William Arthur1943 - 30 March 1945
    03LT. Jones Jr., Robert Thomas30 March 1945 - 1 August 1945
    04LT. Harlan, Reginald Kenneth1 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

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