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USS Quastinet (AOG-39)

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b>Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal- World War II Victory Medal

Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 2 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1802) at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
  • Launched, 22 September 1944
  • Completed and acquired by the US Navy, 28 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS Quastinet (AOG-39), 6 November3 1944, LT. Lawrence A. Snider in command
  • Assigned to Service Force, Atlantic, 28 January 1945
  • Reassigned to the 12th Naval District at San Francisco
  • Decommissioned, 16 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 9 September 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Sold to Sea Bird Tankers Inc., 19 August 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 2,255 t.(fl)
    Length 220' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 50
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    Cargo Capacity 1,360 dwt
    Oil 12,100 bbls
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 200 bbls
    Fairbanks-Morse 37E16 Diesel engine
    three Diesel-drive 40k 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 720shp

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    Quastinet 35k MT Burch (Ex-USS Quastinet (AOG-39), ex-MT Seagull) under way, date and location unknown.
    Photo, courtesy Auke Vissar's Famous T-Tanker Pages
    Robert Hurst

    USS Quastinet (AOG-39)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Snider, Lawrence Allen6 November 1944 - 29 October 1945
    02LTjg. Wiener, Morton Ernest, USNR29 October 1945 - 14 March 1946
    03ENS. Andersen, Kenneth J., USNR14 March 1946 - 16 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    MARAD Vessel History Database
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    Last Updated 9 December 2016