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USS Wakulla (AOG-44)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Xray - Bravo
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

Sequatchie Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 31 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under a Maritime Commission contract (MC 2070) at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
  • Launched, 17 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS Wakulla (AOG-44), 3 February 1945, LT. Clifford G. Pickering in command
  • During World War II USS Wakulla (AOG-44) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 19 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 14 November 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Merchant Service
    Sold in 1947 to Oriental Trade & Transport, renamed MT Mei An
    Sold in 1948 to Standard-Vacuum Oil Co., renamed MT Stanvac Ogan
    Sold in 1963 to Petroleum Storage Service, renamed MT Sea Raven
    Sold in 1968 to Mobile Oil Malaya, renamed MT Mobil Service
    Final Disposition, scrapped in 1980

    Displacement 2,255 t.(fl)
    Length 220' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 58
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo Capacity 1,350 DWT
    Oil 12,100 Bbls
    Fuel Capacity 200 Bbls
    one National Supply Corp. Diesel engine
    single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    two Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 800shp

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    USS Wakulla (AOG-44)
    Wakulla 198k USS Wakulla (AOG-44) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial
    Stan Svec
    Merchant Service
    Wakulla 61k Standard-Vacuum Oil Co. MT Stanvac Ogan [ex-USS Wakulla (AOG-44)] moored pierside at Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia, 1956.
    Photo courtesy
    Robert Hurst

    USS Wakulla (AOG-44)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Pickering, Clifford George, USN3 February 1945 - 14 November 1945
    02LT. Hanson, Raymond C., USNR14 November 1945 - 19 July 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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