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USS Towaliga (AOG-42)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Whiskey - Romeo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS Towaliga (AOG-42) was transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 29 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 2068) at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 29 October 1944
Commissioned USS Towaliga (AOG-42), 14 December 1944, LT. Robert H. Smith, USNR in command
During World War II USS Towaliga was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Towaliga was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|23 September 1945 to 16 August 1946||17 August 1946 to 10 May 1947
Decommissioned, 10 May 1947 and transferred to the Republic of China under the lend-lease program
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1948
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 845 t.(lt), 2,270 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Draft 13' 1"
Speed 10 kts.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
Cargo Capacity 1,365 DWT
Oil 12,100 Bbls
Diesel 200 Bbls
Fairbanks-Morse Diesel 37E16 direct drive
Ship's Service Generators
one Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
two Diesel-drive 75Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 800shp
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||USS Towaliga (AOG-42) moored, date and location unknown.
USS Towaliga (AOG-42)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Smith, Robert Michael, USNR||14 December 1944 - 22 August 1945|
|02||LT. Coover, Mullen Otto, USNR||22 August 1945 - 16 March 1946|
|03||LTjg. Baddeley, Philemon James, USNR||16 March 1946 - 17 September 1946|
|04||LTjg. McPherson, Howard Raymond, USN||17 September 1946 - 10 November 1946|
|05||LTjg. Raihle, Richard R., USNR||10 November 1946 - 10 December 1946|
|06||LCDR. Hoppe, William Everett, USN||10 December 1946 - 31 January 1947|
|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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