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USNS Maquoketa (T-AOG-51)
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USS Maquoketa (AOG-51) (1945 - 1947)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Yankee - Yankee
NCYY
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 1958
  • 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 Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 16 December 1975
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,846 t.(lt), 4,335 t.(fl)
    Length 310' 9"
    Beam 48' 6"
    Draft 15' 8"
    Speed 14 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 116
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Armament
    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.
    Propulsion
    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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    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 Shipscribe.com.
    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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