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USS Ochlockonee (AOG-33)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Victor - Kilo
USS Ochlockonee (AOG-33) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
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
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 18 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1530), at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 19 November 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 18 December 1944
Commissioned USS Ochlockonee (AOG-33), 29 December 1944, LT. Arthur W. Walker, USCG, in command
During World War II USS Ochlockonee was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 14 January 1946, at San Pedro, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission in June 1947, for disposal
Sold for commercial service in 1947, owner unknown, renamed M/T Tycol
Lengthened in 1949
Sold to Getty Oil Co. in 1958, renamed M/T Newark Getty
Acquired by Poling Bros, in 1959, renamed M/T Poling Bros. No. 10
Acquired by Texaco Marine 1967, renamed M/T Texaco No. 10.
Reacquired by Poling Bros in 1969, name reverted M/T Poling Bros. No. 10
Renamed as the M/T John P. Albans in 1974
Acquired by Boston Fuel Transportation Co., in 1974, renamed M/T Vincent Tibbetts
Laid up in 2001
Final Disposition, sunk as a deep water artificial reef, 5 September 2002, off the New Jersey coast
Displacement 846 t.(lt) 2,270 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
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 1,365 DWT
Oil 12,100 Bbls
Fuel Capacity Diesel 200 Bbls
one Fairbanks-Morse 37E16 Diesel
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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||Ex-USS Ochlockonee (AOG-33) in merchant service as the ice encrusted Poling Bros. M/T Poling Bros. No. 10, date and location unknown.
Photo by Steve Bernhard
|Birk I. Thomas
||Ex-USS Ochlockonee (AOG-33) in merchant service as the Boston Fuel Transportation Co M/T Vincent Tibbetts,
moored pierside, date and location unknown.
Photo, courtesy Auke Vissar's Famous T-Tanker Pages
||M/T Vincent Tibbetts under tow, date and location unknown.
||Stern view of M/T Vincent Tibbetts, date and location unknown.
||Ex-Ochlockonee (AOG-33), ex-Vincent Tibbetts ready for sinking as part of a deep water artificial reef off the coast of New Jersey, 5 September 2002.
USS Ochlockonee (AOG-33)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Walker, Arthur William, USCG||29 December 1944 - 14 January 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
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS Ochlockonee, AOG-33
Tugboat Information.com - M/T Vincent Tibbetts
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 9 December 2016
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