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USS Oconee (AOG-34)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Victor - Mike
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 - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS Oconee (AOG-34) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
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 1531) at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 19 November 1944
Acquired by the Navy, 23 December 1944
Commissioned USS Oconee (AOG-34), 23 December 1944, LT. Joseph T. Collins, USCG, in command
During World War II USS Oconee was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Oconee was assigned to Occupation service from 2 September to 13 November 1945
Decommissioned, 28 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 1 July 1946, for disposal
Sold for commercial service, 25 April 1947, to Compania Maritima Brazilia for $225,000.00, renamed M/V Piratini, reflagged Brazilian.
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 Oconee (AOG-34)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Collins, Joseph Thomas, USCG||12 January 1945 - 28 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
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS Oconee (AOG-34)
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 9 December 2016
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