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USS Pecatonica (AOG-57)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Alpha - Lima
NDAL
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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Top Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal



USS Pecatonica (AOG-57) transferred to Taiwan and renamed ROCS Chang Pei (AOG-517)
Patapsco Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 6 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-M1) tanker hull under a Maritime Commission contract at Cargill Inc., Savage MN.
  • Launched, 17 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS Pecatonica (AOG-57), 28 November 1945, at New Orleans, LA., LCDR. M. E. Vallario in command
  • Decommissioned, 7 February 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Reacquired and recommissioned, 28 April 1948, at Norfolk VA.
  • Decommissioned, 24 April 1961, at Tsoying, Taiwan
  • Transferred, on loan, the same day to the Republic of China under the Security Assistance Program, renamed ROCS Chang Pei (AOG-307), later (AOG-517)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 April 1976
  • ROCS Chang Pei (AOG-517) was decommissioned, 1 April 2005, at Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,850 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 3"/50 dual purpose guns
    twelve single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo Capacity 2,210 DWT
    Oils - 7,975 Bbls
    Gasoline - 410,500 Gals
    Fuel Capacity Diesel - 2,240 Bbls
    Propulsion
    four 980 hp 12-278A General Motors Diesel-electric engines
    single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 225Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    one (GM 6-71) Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    one Diesel-drive 10Kw 240V D.C.
    two propellers, 3,300shp

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    USS Pecatonica (AOG-57)
    Pecatonica 113k USS Pecatonica (AOG-57) in port, date and location unknown. Paul Gryniewicz
    Courtesy Larry Sullivan
    Pecatonica 90k USS Pecatonica (AOG-57) at anchor, date and location unknown. Paul Gryniewicz
    Courtesy Larry Sullivan
    Pecatonica 45k USS Pecatonica (AOG-57) underway, circa 1957, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Pecatonica 57k USS Pecatonica (AOG-57) leaves her home port for the last time as she sails for Taiwan on her way to being turned over the Taiwanese Navy, circa March-April-1961.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, May 1961.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    ROCS Chang Pei (AOG-307) and (AOG-507)
    Pecatonica 36k Ex USS Pecatonica (AOG-57) in Taiwanese service as ROCS Chang Pei (AOG-307) Republic of China Navy web site
    Pecatonica 43k Ex USS Pecatonica (AOG-57) at anchor while in Taiwanese service as ROCS Chang Pei (AOG-507), 2006. Ron Reeves
    Pecatonica 29k ROCS Chang Pei (AOG-517) Republic of China Navy web site
    Pecatonica 38k ROCS Chang Pei (AOG-517) moored alongside Hsing Lung (AOG-515) ex Elkhorn (AOG-7) Republic of China Navy web site

    USS Pecatonica (AOG-57)
    DANFS History entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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