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USS Sequatchie (AOG-21)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Tango - Sierra
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 - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Sequatchie Class Gasoline Tanker:
Originally assigned the name MV Royston by the Maritime Commission
Laid down, as MV Sequatchie (YOG-51), a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 790), 1 June 1943, at Todd-Galveston Dry Dock Inc., Galveston, TX.
Launched, 21 December 1943
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 5 August 1944
Commissioned USS Sequatchie (AOG-21), 2 September 1944, LT. Bertram W. Richelt, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Sequatchie (AOG-21) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Sequatchie (AOG-21) was assigned to Occupation service from 27 September to 28 November 1945
Decommissioned, 26 June 1946, at New Orleans, LA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 August 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 7 October 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL., name reverted to MV Royston
Sold by the Maritime Commission, 5 March 1948, to Oil Transfer Corp., renamed MV OTCO Bayway
Sold, 18 April 1962, to Betty Moran Corp.
Sold in February 1966 to Boston Fuel Transportation Co. (a Reinauer Transportation subsidiary), renamed MV Ethel Tibbetts
Sold, 20 May 1975, to Metro Marine and Terminals Ltd., re-flagged Canadian, renamed MV Metro Landry No.1
Final Disposition, scuttled in 1979
Displacement 2,255 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 1,350 DWT
Oil 12,100 Bbls
Fuel Capacity 200 Bbls
one National Supply Corp. Diesel engine
single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
two Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 800shp
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||USS Sequatchie (AOG-21) returning to San Francisco in March 1946. Note the homeward-bound pennant flying from the main mast.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
||Oil Transportation Co. of New York motor tanker M/T OTCO Bayway (ex-USS Sequatchie (AOG021) moored pierside,
opposite the Sinclair, East Chicago refinery.
Photo, courtesy Auke Vissar's Famous T-Tanker Pages
USS Sequatchie (AOG-21)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Richelt, Bertram W., USNR||2 September 1944 - 26 June 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
TugBoat Information.com - Sequatchie
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 9 December 2016
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|