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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.
Draft 16' 8
Speed 8 kts.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two 20mm AA gun mounts
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||Ex-Guyandot (AOG-16) underway while in French service as RFS Lac Noir, circa 1947, location unknown.
USS Guyandot (AOG-16)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Crockett, Robert Reese||17 April 1943 - 6 June 1944|
|02||LT. Adams Jr., Norman Otto Wilhelm||6 June 1944 - 1944|
|03||LT. Gerecter, John Mason||December 1944 - 12 January 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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Last Updated 28 June 2013
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