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USNS Ontonagon (T-AOG-36)
USAT Ontonagon (1946 - 1950)
USS Ontonagon (AOG-36) (1944 - 1946)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Victor - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from 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 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:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 28 to 30 June 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
USS Ontonagon earned one battle star for service in WWII
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 Withdrawn from the reserve fleet, 22 January 1964
Displacement 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 1,365 DWT
Oil 12,100 Bbls
Fuel Capacity Diesel 2,240 Bbls
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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||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
||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.
USS Ontonagon (AOG-36)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Logan, Ralph Samuel, USCG||21 September 1944 - 27 February 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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