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USS Tetonkaha (AOG-41)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Whiskey - Romeo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker
  • Laid down, 27 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2067) at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
  • Launched, 29 October 1944
  • Commissioned USS Tetonkaha (AOG-41), 8 December 1944, LT. Paul J. Hall, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Tetonkaha was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 22 January 1946, at Mare Island, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission, for disposal, 1 July 1946
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission, 6 May 1948 to the Sun Oil Co., Philadelphia, PA., and renamed MT Maumee Sun
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, July 1966 to Boston Metals Co.
    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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    USS Tetonkaha (AOG-41)
    Tetonkaha 175k USS Tetonkaha (AOG-41) at anchor in San Francisco Bay, CA., circa 1945-1946.
    Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 78645, Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
    Mike Green
    Merchant Service Sun Oil Co.
    Tetonkaha 67k Ex-USS Tetonkaha (AOG-41) under way while in merchant as the Sun Oil Company's MT Maumee Sun in Boston harbor off Castle Island, circa 11 July 1964. Photo by ©Richard Leonhardt

    USS Tetonkaha (AOG-41)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Hall, Paul James, USNR8 December 1944 - September 1945
    02LT. Murphy, Robert Baker, USNRSeptember 1945 - 22 January 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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