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USS Mettawee (AOG-17)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - India - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines LIberation Medal
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, as Clearwater (YOG-47), a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A1) tanker hull, 13 August 1942, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 899) at East Coast Shipyard Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 28 November 1942
Renamed and reclassified, Mettawee (AOG-17), 25 March 1943
Acquired by the Navy, 5 April 1943
Commissioned USS Mettawee (AOG-17), 26 August 1943, LTjg. Byron R. Everson, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Mettawee was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 29 March 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 10 September 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., name reverted to MV Clearwater
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 January 1964, to National Metals & Steel Corp. for $16,500.00 (PD-X-653), withdrawn from the reserve fleet, 22 January 1964
Displacement 846 t. (lt) 2,255 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
Cargo Capacity 1,360 dwt
Oil 12,100 bbls
Diesel 200 bbls
one direct drive Fairbanks-Morse 37E16 Diesel engines
three Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 720shp
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||USS Mettawee (AOG-17) probably photographed in September 1943 just after completion of conversion. The secondary
antiaircraft battery consisted of four 20mm guns amidships and two on the bridge. This arrangement was also initially fitted to a few of the ships of the Sakatonchee
(AOG-19) class, before one or two 40mm singles were added.
US National Archives photo #s 19-N-51429 and 19-N-51430, US Navy Buships photos now in
the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||USS Mettawee (AOG-17) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
USS Mettawee (AOG-17)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LTjg. Everson, Byron Reginald, USNR||26 August 1943 - 1 June 1944|
|02||LT. Shine, John Fitzgerald, USNR||1 June 1944 - 15 December 1945|
|03||LT. Evans, David Francis, USNR||15 December 1945 - 29 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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Last Updated 2 December 2016
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