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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 Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 16 December 1975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.
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 116
    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)
    Maquoketa 97k USS Maquoketa (AOG-51) underway, date and location unknown. She is painted in camouflage measure 32 design 3D. Paul Gryniewicz
    Courtesy Larry Sullivan
    Maquoketa 55k
    USNS Maquoketa (T-AOG-51)
    Marionette 79k 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
    Mike Green

    USS Maquoketa (AOG-51) / USNS Maquoketa (T-AOG-51)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Stahl, Lloyd Robert, USNR27 February 1945 - 20 October 1945
    02LT. Rhodes, Coke H., USNR20 October 1945 - 26 January 1946
    03LTjg. Pickens, Robert S. 26 January 1946 - 3 August 1946
    04LCDR. Lewis, Robert3 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

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