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USS Chiwaukum (AOG-26)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Uniform - November
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 - Philippines Liberation Medal
USS Chiwaukum (AOG-26) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II, later transferred to Turkey, renamed TCG Akpinar (A574)
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1523) at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 4 May 1944
Commissioned, USS Chiwaukum (AOG-26), 25 July 1944, LT. Chester S. Hoag, USCG, in command
During World War II USS Chiwaukum was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 31 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to Turkey, 10 May 1948, renamed TCG Akpinar (A574)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 845 t.(lt), 2,270 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Draft 13' 1"
Speed 10 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity Oil 12,100 Bbls, 1,365 DWT
Fuel Capacity Diesel 200 Bbls
one Fairbanks Morse 37E16 Diesel direct drive engine
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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| USS Chiwaukum (AOG-26)
||Port side view of USS Chiwaukum (AOG-26) at anchor in Hampton Roads, VA., 20 September 1944. Photo taken by an aircraft assigned to
NAS Norfolk. Chiwaukum's camouflage is MS32/8AO and the vertical colors are dull black, ocean gray and light gray.
US National Archives, Photo # 80-G-280813, courtesy of C. Lee Johnson, usndazzle.com,
||USS Chiwaukum (AOG-26) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
| TCG Akpinar (A574)
||Ex-USS Chiwaukum (AOG-26) underway, circa 1948 while in service as the Turkish oiler TCG Akpinar (A574).
||TCG Akpinar (A574) underway, date and location unknown.
||TCG Akpinar (A574) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Drawings of TCG Akpinar (A574) by CŁneyt Demir.
USS Chiwaukum (AOG-26)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Hoag, Chester S. USCG||25 July 1944 - 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Fleet Tankers Association
Last Updated 20 September 2019
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