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USS Seekonk (AOG-20)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Kilo - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down in 1943, MV Summit Springs a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 902) at East Coast Shipyard Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 24 May 1943
Commissioned USS Seekonk (AOG-20), 10 February 1944, LTjg. Albert E. Eldred, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Seekonk was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Seekonk was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|3 to 7 September 1945||8 September to 24 December 1945
|25 December 1945 to 12 January 1946||
Decommissioned, 1 May 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.,for disposal as a merchant vessel, name reverted to MV Summit Springs
Sold by the Maritime Commission, 28 January 1949, to Irving Steamship Ltd.
Final Disposition, 7 June 1963, burned off Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, sold for scrapping
Displacement 846 t. (lt) 2,255 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
Cargo Capacity 1,228 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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||Ex-USS Seekonk (AOG-20) moored pierside awaiting MARAD disposal (sale) at Washington, D.C., circa 1946-47.
Photo, courtesy Auke Vissar's Famous T-Tanker Pages
USS Seekonk (AOG-20)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LTjg. Eldred, Albert Edward, USNR||10 February 1944 - 1 December 1945|
|02||LTjg. Morgan, John Allen, USNR||11 December 1945 - 4 March 1946
|03||LTjg. Jackson, Harry Edgar, USNR||4 March 1946 - 1 May 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 9 December 2016
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