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USS Kaloli (AOG-13)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Victor - Hotel
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
Kaloli Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, date unknown, at Charleston Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Charleston, S.C., as MT Flying A for Tidewater Associated Oil Co., San Francisco, CA.
Launched in 1941
Acquired by the Navy at Honolulu and commissioned USS Kaloli (AOG-13), 29 April 1942, LCDR. George H. Chapman, Jr.,USNR in command
During World War II USS Kaloli was assigned to Service Squadron 8 in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 7 December 1945, at New York, transferred to War Emergency Tankers Inc. at Bayonne N.J.
Struck from the Naval Register, 3 January 1946
Re-delivered to Tidewater Associated Oil Co., 13 February 1946
Reported as laying derelict at Harahan, LA. March 1976 (Lloyd's Confidential)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 3,610 t.(fl)
Draft 14' 10"
Speed 9.5 kts.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 1,825DWT
Gasoline 800,000 Gals
Diesel 975 Bbls
two De La Vergne Co. Diesel engines
two Diesel-drive 150Kw 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
two propellers, 1,360shp
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||Bureau of Ships Measure 32 Camouflage Design 11-A drawing for the port and starboard sides of USS Kaloli (AOG-13)
, dated 1 May 1944. The three colors on the ship's vertical surfaces were light gray (5-L), ocean gray (5-O), and dull black (BK). The decks were painted deck
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
| Merchant Service
Tidewater Associated Oil Co.
||Ex-USS Kaloli (AOG-13) in merchant service as MT Flying A in New York Harbor in 1955. Note the decommissioned aircraft carrier Ex-USS Enterprise (CV-6) laid up in the background.
Photo courtesy Shipscribe.com
USS Kaloli (AOG-13)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Chapman Jr., George Herbert, USNR||29 April 1942 - 22 December 1943|
|02||LT. Fisher, Conrad Wilhelm, USNR||22 December 1943 - ?|
|03||LT. Deeble, Earl William, USNR||15 February 1945 - 7 December 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 Data Base
Last Updated 2 December 2016
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