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USNS Maquoketa (T-AOG-51)
USS Maquoketa (AOG-51) (1945 - 1947)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Yankee - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Patapsco Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 14 January 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-M1) tanker hull, under a Maritime Commission contract, at Cargill, Inc., Savage, MN.
Launched, 12 August 1944
Commissioned USS Maquoketa (AOG-51), 27 February 1945, LT. Lloyd R. Stahl, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Maquoketa was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Maquoketa was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East
Decommissioned, 21 February 1947
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 18 June 1947
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1948
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in National Defense Reserve Fleet
Reacquired and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in 1952
Placed in service as USNS Maquoketa (T-AOG-51), 1 March 1952
Placed out of service, 18 May 1954
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 16 October 1956
Placed in service as USNS Maquoketa (T-AOG-51), 30 April 1957 with MSTS
Placed out of service, 9 October 1957
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 11 February 1958
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, 3 March 1958
Final Disposition, sold for non-transportation use, 2 December 1975, to National Metal and Steel Corp. Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 16 December 1975
Displacement 1,846 t.(lt), 4,335 t.(fl)
Length 310' 9"
Beam 48' 6"
Draft 15' 8"
Speed 14 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
six twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 2,040 DWT
Oil 7,975 Bbls
Gasoline 410,500 Gals
Fuel Capacity Diesel 2,240 Bbls.
Diesel-Electric Drive - four General Electric 16-278A, 980hp Diesel engines
single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 225Kw 120V/240V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 10Kw 240V D.C.
two propellers, 3,300shp
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||USS Maquoketa (AOG-51) underway, date and location unknown. She is painted in camouflage measure 32 design 3D.
Courtesy Larry Sullivan
|USNS Maquoketa (T-AOG-51)
||Port broadside view of USNS Maquoketa (T-AOG-51) underway, early or mid-1950s before the ship's bow was reinforced for
service in the Arctic.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Maquoketa (AOG-51) / USNS Maquoketa (T-AOG-51)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Stahl, Lloyd Robert, USNR||27 February 1945 - 20 October 1945|
|02||LT. Rhodes, Coke H., USNR||20 October 1945 - 26 January 1946|
|03||LTjg. Pickens, Robert S.|| 26 January 1946 - 3 August 1946
|04||LCDR. Lewis, Robert||3 August 1946 - 21 February 1947
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Fleet Tankers Association
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 9 December 2016
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