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USS Waupaca (AOG-46)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Uniform - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
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 2072) at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 4 January 1945
Commissioned USS Waupaca (AOG-46), 9 February 1945, LT. William G. Brown, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Waupaca was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Waupaca was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 16 September to 30 November 1945
Decommissioned, 26 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 30 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Purchased by the Standard-Vacuum Oil Co., of New York, N.Y., 15 November 1946, renamed MT Mei Shan
Acquired by the Oriental Trade and Transport Co., Ltd., of Canada in 1948, reflagged United Kingdom
Renamed MT Stanvac 312 and MT Stanvac Mei Foo
Sold in 1954 to the Philippine subsidiary of Standard-Vacuum Oil Co., Manila, renamed MT Stanvac Visayas II
Acquired in 1963 by Mobil Oil, Philippines, Inc., renamed MT Mobil Visayas
Sold in 1970, to Del Mar Carriers Inc., renamed MT Lapu-Lapu Carrier
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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||View looking aft from forward control tower of the Japanese battleship
IJNS Nagato, showing stack, mainmast and anti-aircraft guns
removed. Photo was taken at Yokosuka, Japan, 12 October 1945.
USS Waupaca (AOG-46) is at left, and USS ATR-35 is at right.
US National Archives, Photo No. SC 216511
||Japanese battleship IJNS Nagato in U.S. custody at
Yokosuka, Japan, October 12, 1945. USS ATR-35 is moored to her port side, and
USS Waupaca (AOG-46) is moored to starboard.
United States National Archives, Photo No. SC 216513
Standard-Vacuum Oil Co.
||MT Stanvec Mei Foo [ex-USS Waupaca (AOG-46)] under way, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy http://www.aukevisser.nl/t2tanker/t-tankers-2/id681.htm
USS Waupaca (AOG-46)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Brown, William George, USNR||9 February 1945 - 30 September 1945|
|02||LT. Nichols, Jr., Elliott S., USNR||30 September 1945 - 5 January 1946|
|03||LCDR. Bracken, Eugene Eason, USN||5 January 1946 - 26 March 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 26 May 2017
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