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USS Tularosa (AOG-43)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Whiskey - Victor
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, 31 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC 2069) at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 17 December 1944
Commissioned USS Tularosa (AOG-43), 10 January 1945, LTjg. Rex Montgomery Stagner, USN in command
During World War II USS Tularosa (AOG-43) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 23 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 28 August 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 January 1964, to National Metals & Steel Corp. (PD-X-695 dated 3 January 1964) for $16,500.00, withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet and delivered to National Metal & Steel Co., 23 January 194.
Displacement 2,270 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Draft 13' 1"
Speed 10 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 1,365 DWT
Oil 12,100 Bbls
Fuel Capacity Diesel 2,240 Bbls
Fairbanks-Morse 37E16 direct drive Diesel engine
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 Tularosa (AOG-43) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
USS Tularosa (AOG-43)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LTjg. Stagner, Rex Montgomery, USN||10 January 1945 - 23 April 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
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 9 December 2016
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