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USS Pasquotank (AOG-18)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Juliet - Oscar
NCJO
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.
  • Designated YOG-48
  • 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:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Western New Guinea operations
    Supporting and Consolidating operations designated by Com 7th Flt, 28 June to 8 August 1944

  • 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, name reverted to MV Tongue River
  • USS Pasquotank earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 March 1964, to National Metals & Steel Corp.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,225 t.(fl)
    Length 220' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 54
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo Capacity 1,350 DWT
    Oil 12,100 Bbls
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 200 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    Pasquotank 750k 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
    Pasquotank 512k Overhead view of USS Pasquotank (AOG-18) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Tommy Trampp

    USS Pasquotank (AOG-18)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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