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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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USS Mattabesset (AOG-52)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Zulu - Alpha
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 - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia and Europe clasps) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Lebanon)
Patapsco Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 6 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-M1) tanker hull, under a Maritime Commission contract, at Cargill, Inc., Savage, MN.
Launched, 11 November 1944
Commissioned USS Mattabesset (AOG-52), 16 June 1945, LCDR. Norman O. W. Adams, Jr., USNR, in command
During World War II USS Mattabesset (AOG-52) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Mattabesset was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 October 1945 to 9 December 1946
While assigned to the Atlantic Fleet USS Mattabesset was assigned to Occupation service in Europe for the following periods:
Decommissioned at Norfolk, VA. and struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1968
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in National Defense Reserve Fleet
Title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 26 June 1969
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 June 1969, to Peck Iron & Metal Co., (PD-X-833 dated 3 June 1969), for $26,863.42, delivered, 15 July 1969
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|24 September 1951 to 20 March 1952
|31 August 1952 to 31 January 1953
|7 June to 16 November 1953
|29 May to 30 August 1954
|16 December 1954 to 31 July 1955
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 Mattabesset (AOG-52) under way, date and location unknown.
||Paul Gryniewicz USS Noxubee
||USS Mattabesset (AOG-52) at anchor in the Harbor at Valletta, Malta, date unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
||USS Mattabesset (AOG-52) conducting an underway replenishment, date and location unknown.
USS Mattabesset (AOG-52)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Adams, Jr., Norman Otto Wilhelm, USNR||16 June 1945 - 7 December 1945|
|02||LT. Gerecter, John Mason, USNR||7 December 1945 - 15 April 1946|
|03||LT. Skinner, Frank Carrick, USN||15 April 1946 - 15 June1946
|04||LCDR. Ward, Rudolph Lee, USN||15 June 1946 - 1947
|05||LCDR. Henc, Charles, USN||1947 - ?
|06||LT. Zinsler, Frank George, USN||7 December 1955 - 1957|
|07||LCDR. Treadwell Jr., Lawrence Penfield, USN (USNA 1951)||1957 - June 1957|
|08||LT. Rodgers, USN||June 1957 - 1959|
|08||LT. Johnson, Ivar Alex, USN||1959 - 1960|
|10||LCDR. Demmin, Lester Franz, USN||1960 - June 1961|
|11||LT. Hayes Jr., James Clero, USN||June 1961 - ?|
|12||LCDR. Roberts, Ned Cooper, USN (USNA 1956)||1964 - 1966|
|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 9 June 2017
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