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USS Quastinet (AOG-39)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Whiskey - Foxtrot
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"
Speed 10 kts.
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
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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||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
USS Quastinet (AOG-39)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Snider, Lawrence Allen||6 November 1944 - 29 October 1945|
|02||LTjg. Wiener, Morton Ernest, USNR||29 October 1945 - 14 March 1946|
|03||ENS. Andersen, Kenneth J., USNR||14 March 1946 - 16 April 1946|
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Fleet Tankers Association
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 9 December 2016
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