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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"
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 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.
Sun Oil Co.
||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)
|01||LT. Hall, Paul James, USNR||8 December 1944 - September 1945|
|02||LT. Murphy, Robert Baker, USNR||September 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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 14 April 2017
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