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USS Sheepscot (AOG-24)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Uniform - Foxtrot
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 Sheepscot (AOG-24) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, as Androscoggin, a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1521), 15 December 1943, at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
  • Launched, 9 April 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission, 13 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS Sheepscot (AOG-24), 27 June 1944, LT. George A. Wagner, USCGR, in command
  • During World War II USS Sheepscot was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Final Disposition, ran aground and capsized off Iwo Jima, 6 June 1945, hulk was scrapped
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1945
    Displacement 845 t.(lt), 2,270 t.(fl)
    Length 220' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13' 11"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 54
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    Cargo Capacity 1,365 DWT
    Oil 12,100 Bbls
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 200 Bbls
    Fairbanks-Morse Diesel 37E16 direct drive
    Ship's Service Generators
    one Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
    two Diesel-drive 75Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 800shp

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    Sheepscot 88k USS Sheepscot (AOG-24) under way, August 1944, location unknown. Sheepscot is painted camouflage scheme 32/8AO.
    US Navy photo

    USS Sheepscot (AOG-24)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Wagner, George Alfred, USCG27 June 1944 - 6 June 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - Sheepscot (AOG-24)

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