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USS Pinnebog (AOG-58)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Papa - Alpha
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Patapsco Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 29 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-M1) tanker hull, under a Maritime Commission contract, at Cargill, Inc., Savage, MN.
  • Launched, 12 May 1945
  • Commissioned USS Pinnebog (AOG-58), 20 October 1945
  • Decommissioned, 2 May 1949
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Pinnebog (T-AOG-58), March 1952
  • Placed out of service in July 1954 and loaned to the US Air Force to provide support services to vessels engaged in the support DEW line sites along the western Canadian Arctic USAF and Canadian DEW Line Support Service
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission, 15 December 1987
  • Final Disposition, trade in by Hess Shipping Corp., sold for scrapping, 15 December 1987, to Eastern Overseas Inc. for resale to Kuo Dar Steel Enterprises Co. Ltd. Republic of China for scrapping in Taiwan, scrapping completed, 18 April 1988
    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.240 D.C.
    one Diesel-drive 10Kw 240V D.C.
    single propeller, 3,300shp

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    Pinnebog 63k USNS Pinnebog (T-AOG-58) riding at anchored in Tuktoyaktuk harbor, Canada, circa June to October 1972 or 1973. Wayne Smith
    ARD-31 74k Series of photos showing USNS Pinnebog (T-AOG-58) being drydocked in ARD-31 at Tuktoyaktuk harbor, Canada, circa June to October 1972 or 1973. Wayne Smith
    ARD-31 62k
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    ARD-31 62k
    ARD-31 58k
    ARD-31 88k
    ARD-31 88k
    Pinnebog 100k USNS Pinnebog (T-AOG-58) underway near Tuktoyaktuk harbor, Canada, in 1972. The Bell 47G helicopter is from the ice breaker Canadian Coast Guard Ship Camsell. Photo by Frank Statham CCGS Camsell

    USS / USNS Pinnebog (AOG-58 / T-AOG-58)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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