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USS Pasquotank (AOG-18)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Juliet - Oscar
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines LIberation Medal
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, as MV Tongue River, a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A1) tanker hull, 13 August 1942, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 900) at East Coast Shipyard Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 28 November 1942
Reclassified, (AOG-18), 25 March 1943
Commissioned USS Pasquotank (AOG-18), 26 August 1943, LT. Alford R. Norris, USNR in command
During World War II USS Pasquotank was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, 27 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 30 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., name reverted to MV Tongue River
USS Pasquotank earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 February 1964, to National Metals & Steel Corp. (PD-X-657 dated 4 January 1964) for $13,500.55, withdrawn from the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, 2 March 1964,
for delivery to National Metals & Steel Corp.
|Campaign and Dates
|Western New Guinea operations
Supporting and Consolidating operations designated by Com 7th Flt, 28 June to 8 August 1944
Displacement 2,225 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 1,350 DWT
Oil 12,100 Bbls
Diesel 200 Bbls
one Enterprise Diesel DNQ-38 engine
single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
two 250Kw 240V D.C. Ships Service Generators
single propeller, 800shp
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||USS Pasquotank (AOG-18) underway in September 1943 just after completion of conversion for naval service.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # 80-G-81048
|Photo Stan Svec
Caption Mike Green
||Overhead view of USS Pasquotank (AOG-18) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
USS Pasquotank (AOG-18)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Norris, Alford Robert, USNR||26 August 1943 - ?|
|02||ENS. Henderson, Edwin E., USNR||2 January 1946 - 27 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Fleet Tankers Association
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 2 December 2016
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