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USS Guyandot (AOG-16)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - India - Kilo
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 Guyandot (AOG-16) was transferred to France and renamed RFS Lac Noir
Guyandot Class Gasoline Tanker
  • Built in 1930 as MS Veedol II for Tidewater Oil Co.
  • Acquired by the US Navy from Tidewater Oil Co. in March 1943
  • Converted for Naval Service at Brewers Drydock, Staten Island, N.Y.
  • Commissioned, USS Guyandot (AOG-16), 17 April 1943. LT. Robert R. Crockett, USNR, in command
  • During World War II Guyandot was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
  • Decommissioned, 12 January 1945, at Bizerte, Algeria
  • Transferred under terms of the lend-lease program to France, renamed FRS Lac Noir
  • Laid up in reserve, 21 March 1947, at Toulon France, by the French navy
  • Sold outright to France, 21 March 1949
  • Struck from the US Naval Register, 28 April 1949
  • Condemned, 16 May 1951, by the French navy
  • Struck from the French navy register, 4 December 1952, laid up at Brégaillon (Toulon)
  • Final Disposition, scrapped on the Seyne sur mer
    Displacement 1,818 t.
    Length 255'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 16' 8
    Speed 8 kts.
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two 20mm AA gun mounts
    single propeller

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    USS Guyandot
    Guyandot 817k USS Guyandot (AOG-16) crew photo, 1 December 1943, location unknown Dorothy George for her uncle Ray Connell Jr. (Bud) EM2/c USS Guyandot
    RFS Lac Noir
    Guyandot 25k Ex-Guyandot (AOG-16) underway while in French service as RFS Lac Noir, circa 1947, location unknown. Robert Hurst

    USS Guyandot (AOG-16)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Crockett, Robert Reese, USNR17 April 1943 - 6 June 1944
    02LT. Adams Jr., Norman Otto Wilhelm, USNR6 June 1944 - 12 January 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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