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USNS Ontonagon (T-AOG-36)
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USAT Ontonagon (1946 - 1950)
USS Ontonagon (AOG-36) (1944 - 1946)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Victor - Uniform
NHVU
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal



USS Ontonagon (AOG-36) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Sequatchie Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 10 May 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC-1799), at East Coast Shipyard Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
  • Launched, 14 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS Ontonagon (AOG-36), 21 September 1944, LT. Ralph S. Logan, USCG, in command
  • During World War II Ontonagon was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 28 to 30 1945

  • Following World War II USS Ontonagon was assigned to Occupation service from 2 September 1945 to 15 January 1946
  • Decommissioned, 27 February 1946, at Mangle, P.I
  • Custody transferred to the US Army Transportation Service (USATS)
  • Commissioned USAT Ontonagon
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Decommissioned by USATS and returned to Naval custody, 1 July 1950
  • Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
  • Placed in service as USNS Ontonagon (T-AOG-36) in 1952
  • Placed out of service in June 1954
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA., 14 December 1954
  • Placed in service by MSTS, 26 April 1956
  • Placed out of service, 25 September 1956, and Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 November 1957
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 January 1964, to National Metals & Steel Corp. for $18,500.00, (PD-X-63 dated 11 December 1963). Withdrawn from the reserve fleet, 22 January 1964
  • USS Ontonagon earned one battle star for service in WWII
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,270 t.(fl)
    Length 220' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13' 1"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 54
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    Armament
    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 2,240 Bbls
    Propulsion
    Fairbanks-Morse 37E16 direct drive Diesel 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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    Ontonagon 108k USS Ontonagon (AOG-36) underway near the Norfolk Navy Yard, 5 November 1944, three weeks after reporting for duty at New York. She is carrying what became the standard armament for this class: one 3"/50 aft, two 40mm singles abreast amidships, one 20mm on the catwalk behind them and two on the bridge wings.
    US National Archives RG-19-LCM photo # 19-N-78015, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green and Stan Svec
    Ontonagon 126k USS Ontonagon (AOG-36) near the Norfolk Navy Yard, 5 November 1944, three weeks after reporting for duty at New York. She wears camouflage measure 32 design 16D.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM. Photo # 19-N-78017, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Ontonagon (AOG-36)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Logan, Ralph Samuel, USCG21 September 1944 - 27 February 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 Ontonagon AOG-36
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