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USS Sacandaga (AOG-40)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Whiskey - Juliet
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
Sequatchie Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 4 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1803), at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 24 September 1944
Commissioned USS Sacandaga (AOG-40), 9 November 1944, LT. Sverre K. Miller, in command
During World War II USS Sacandaga 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, 16 May to 30 June 1945
Grounded with damaged beyond economical repair at Baten Ko, Okinawa during Typhoon Louise, 9 October 1945
Abandoned, stripped and finally decommissioned, 23 November 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 December 1945
Final Disposition, declared a hazard to navigation and destroyed by demolition charges
USS Sacandaga earned 1 battle star during World War II
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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||USS Sacandaga (AOG-40) lies on her starboard side, sunk and abandoned at Baten Ko, Okinawa, a casualty of Typhoon Louise, 9 October 1945.
||Photo is by Lindy Bell, Sr., USS LSM-344
USS Sacandaga (AOG-40)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Miller, Sverre K., USNR||9 November 1944 - 23 February 1945|
|01||LT. Heister, Edwin W., USNR||23 February 1945 - 23 November 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Fleet Tankers Association
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 9 December 2016
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