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USS Sakonnet (AOG-61)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Bravo - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Sequatchie Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 1 May 1943, as Old Ocean a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 789), at Todd-Galveston Dry Docks Inc., Galveston, TX.
  • Launched, 1 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS Sakonnet (AOG-61), 20 November 1944, LCDR. Raymond Patrick Le Viness, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Sakonnet was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 26 October 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 November 1945
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 30 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 19 September 1951, to Zidell Machinery and Supply Co., Portland, OR.
    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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    USS Sakonnet (AOG-61)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Le Viness, Raymond Patrick, USNR20 November 1944 - 21 May 1945
    02LT. Ayers, Frank Wayne, USNR21 May 1945 - 26 October 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    MARAD Vessel History Database
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