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USS Manokin (AOG-60)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Alpha - Oscar
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Sequatchie Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 28 June 1943, as MT Rodessa/Manokin, a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 792), at Todd-Galveston Dry Dock Inc., Galveston, TX.
Renamed Manokin, 14 December 1943
Launched, 25 January 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 3 October 1944
Commissioned USS Manokin (AOG-60), 27 October 1944, at Houston, TX., LT. John R. O'Halloran, Jr., USNR, in command
During World War II USS Manokin (AOG-60) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Manokin was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Decommissioned, 27 March 1946, at Richmond, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 10 September 1946, for disposal
Sold in 1946 to Standard-Vacuum Oil Co., renamed MT Mei Ping
Renamed MT Stanvac Selo in 1948
In 1963 the tanker was stretched to 235'
Sold in 1964 to Petroleum Storage Service, renamed MT Sea Horse
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1988
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 to 10 September 1945||11 to 19 September 1945
|20 September to 13 October 1945||14 October to 18 November 1945
|25 May to 26 June 1950||
Displacement 2,255 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 1,350 DWT
Oil 12,100 Bbls
Fuel Capacity 200 Bbls
one National Supply Corp. Diesel engine
single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
two Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 800shp
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||Standard-Vacuum Oil Co. MT Stanvac Selo [ex-USS Manokin (AOG-60)]
underway, date and location unknown. Photo courtesy http://www.aukevisser.nl/t2tanker/t-tankers-2/id681.htm
USS Manokin (AOG-60)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT, O'Halloran Jr., James Robert, USNR||27 October 1944 - 27 March 1946
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 9 December 2016
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