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USS Aroostook (AOG-14)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Golf - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa- Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS Aroostook (AOG-14) was transferred under the Lend-Lease program to France, renamed RFS Lac Pavin (A628)
Aroostook Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, date unknown, as the tank barge MV Esso Delivery No.11, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Co., Newport News, VA.
Launched, 8 December 1937
Delivered to the Standard Oil Co., of New Jersey, 8 February 1938
Acquired by the US Navy, 1 April 1943, LT. Alfred O. Johansen, USNR, in command
Converted for Naval service at the Key Highway plant of Bethlehem Steel Corp., Baltimore, MD.
Commissioned USS Aroostook (AOG-14), 18 April 1943, at Baltimore, LT. Alfred S. O. Johansen in Command
During World War II USS Aroostook was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
Decommissioned, 18 January 1945 at Bizerte, Algeria and transferred to France under terms of the lend-lease program, renamed RFS Lac Pavin (A628)
Struck from the Naval Register and sold outright to France, 21 March 1949
Disarmed, 2 May 1953, redesignated Q118
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1953
Displacement 1,707 t.
Length 260' 6"
Beam 43' 6"
Draft 15' 11"
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
four 20mm guns
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Standard Oil of New Jersey
||Overhead view of MV Esso Delivery No. 11 underway circa the late 1930s or early 1940s.
US Naval History and Heritage
Command photo # NH 85467, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|USS Aroostook (AOG-14)
||USS Aroostook (AOG-14) underway in either the Chesapeake Bay or Hampton Roads in late April 1943 just after
conversion and just before departing for the Mediterranean.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM photo #'s 19-N-44403, 19-N-44405 and 19-N-44404, US Navy
Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Aroostook (AOG-14)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Johansen, Alfred Oscar, USNR||18 April 1943 - 16 September 1943|
|02||LT. Hays, William Robert, USNR||16 September 1943 - 1 March 1944|
|03||LCDR. Ringles, Walter, USNR||1 March 1944 - 1 August 1944|
|04||LT. Peden, John Henry, USN||1 August 1944 - 18 January 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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