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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 19458 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"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 51
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    Seekonk 33k 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
    Robert Hurst

    USS Seekonk (AOG-20)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Eldred, Albert Edward, USNR10 February 1944 - 1 December 1945
    02LTjg. Morgan, John Allen, USNR11 December 1945 - 4 March 1946
    03LTjg. Jackson, Harry Edgar, USNR4 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
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