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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"
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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USS Sakonnet (AOG-61)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Le Viness, Raymond Patrick, USNR||20 November 1944 - 21 May 1945
|02||LT. Ayers, Frank Wayne, USNR||21 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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 9 December 2016
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