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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    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"
    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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    Sacandaga 55k 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)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Miller, Sverre K., USNR9 November 1944 - 23 February 1945
    01LT. Heister, Edwin W., USNR23 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

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