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USS Narraguagas (AOG-32)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Victor - India
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS Narraguagas was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Sequatchie Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 30 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1529), at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 15 October 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 20 November 1944
Commissioned USS Narraguagas (AOG-32), 2 December 1944, LT. Randall F. Elder, USCG, in command
During World War II USS Narraguagas was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 13 to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS Narraguagas was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 13 November 1945
Decommissioned, 5 March 1946, at San Pedro, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
USS Narraguagas (AOG-32) earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, June 1947, for disposal
Sold by the Maritime Commission to Compania de Petroleo Lago, Maracaibo, Venezuela, renamed Esso Maracaibo
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 845 t.(lt), 2,270 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Draft 13' 1"
Speed 10 kts.
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
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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USS Narraguagas (AOG-32)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Elder, Randall Francis, USCG||2 December 1944 - 5 March 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
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS Narraguagas (AOG-32)
Last Updated 9 December 2016
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