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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:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 to 10 September 194511 to 19 September 1945
    20 September to 13 October 194514 October to 18 November 1945
    25 May to 26 June 1950 
  • 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
  • Merchant Service
  • 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
    Displacement 2,255 t.(fl)
    Length 220' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 58
    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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    Merchant Service
    Manokin 52k Standard-Vacuum Oil Co. MT Stanvac Selo [ex-USS Manokin (AOG-60)] underway, date and location unknown. Photo courtesy Robert Hurst

    USS Manokin (AOG-60)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT, O'Halloran Jr., James Robert, USNR27 October 1944 - 27 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association

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