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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.
  • Merchant Service
    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"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13' 1"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 56
    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)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Urquhart, Richard Allen, USNR16 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
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