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USS Wautauga (AO-22)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Tango - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS Wautauga (AOG-22) was transferred to the Republic of China, renamed ROCS Yu Chuan (AO-303)
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Originally assigned the name MV Conroe by the Maritime Commission
Laid down, 14 June 1943, as MV Wautauga, a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 791) at Todd-Galveston Dry Dock Inc., Galveston, TX.
Launched, 10 January 1944
Commissioned USS Wautauga (AOG-22), 28 September 1944, LT. Robert E. McAllister, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Wautauga was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 26 April 1947, at Subic Bay Navy Yard, P.I.
Transferred to the Republic of China, renamed ROCS Yu Chuan (AO-303)
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 July 1948
Final Disposition, scrapped by Taiwanese Navy in 1959
Displacement 846 t. (lt) 2,255 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
Cargo Capacity 1,360 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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|USS Wautauga (AOG-22)
||USS Wautauga (AOG-22) builders completion photo, underway near Huston, TX., 9 October 1944. Wautaugawas the
second of four ships of this class built at Galveston, Texas, and completed at Houston. The upward sweep of the lower rubbing strake at the bow was steeper on the
Texas-built ships than on the ones from Bayonne, otherwise they were nearly identical.
US National Archives RG-19-LCM, Photo No. 19-N-76170 a US Navy Bureau
of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|ROCS Yu Chuan (AO-303)
||ROCS Yu Chuan (AO-303, [ex-USS Wautauga (AOG-22)] underway, date and location unknown. Photo courtesy http://www.aukevisser.nl/t2tanker/t-tankers
USS Wautauga (AOG-22)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. McAllister, Robert Edward, USNR||28 September 1944 - 21 November 1945|
|02||LT. Rountree Jr., Bert T., USNR||21 November 1945 - 31 January 1946|
|03||ENS. Doban, Robert C., USNR||31 January 1946 - 19 February 1946|
|04||LTjg. Miller, R. C., USNR||19 February 1946 - 10 July 1946|
|05||LT. Berg, Kenneth Leroy, USN||10 July 1946 - 26 April 1947|
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