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USS Yacona (AOG-45)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Tango - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 23 November 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2071) at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 14 January 1945
Commissioned USS Yacona (AOG-45), 7 February 1945, LT. Richard A. Urquhart, USNR, in command.
Decommissioned, 20 December 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 January 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 25 July 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, VA.
Purchased by Gulf Oil Co., 11 March 1947
Sold in 1976 to Sociedad Campania de Navegacion Dormar, Ltd., reflagged Colombian, homeported at Isla de San Andres, Colombia
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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, 720shp
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USS Yacona (AOG-45)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Urquhart, Richard Allen, USNR||16 February 1945 - 20 December 1945|
|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 Data Base
Last Updated 9 December 2016
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