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USS Conasauga (AOG-15)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Hotel - Uniform
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 Conasauga (AOG-15) was transferred under the Lend-Lease program to France, renamed RFS Lac Blanc
Halawa Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Built in 1932 as New York Socony at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 23 March 1943
  • Commissioned USS Conasauga (AOG-15), 19 April 1943, LT. Raymone T. Traut, USNR, in command
  • Decommissioned, 25 December 1944 and transferred to France under the terms of the Lend-Lease Act
  • Commissioned into the French navy as RFS Lac Blanc, date unknown
  • Decommissioned by France, at Bizerte, Tunisia and returned to US custody, 19 October 1945, at Palermo, Sicily
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, equipment stripped and hulk sold, 19 December 1945 for scrapping
    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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    Conasauga 474k Overhead view of SS New York Socony under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
    Stan Svec

    USS Conasauga (AOG-15)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Traut, Raymond Thomas, USNR19 April 1943 - 1 November 1944
    02LT. Giblin, John Fitzgerald, USNR1 November 1944 - 24 December 1944
    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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    MARAD Vessel History Database
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