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USS Klaskanine (AOG-63)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Bravo - Xray
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
USS Klaskanine (AOG-63) was sold to Brazil and renamed Raza (G-19)
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 24 April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 2657) at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 3 February 1945
Acquired by the Navy, 26 February 1945
Commissioned USS Klaskanine (AOG-63), 8 March 1945, LT. Robert O. Kostelak, USNR in command
Decommissioned and returned to the Maritime Commission, 25 March 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
Transferred (sold) to Brazil, date unknown, renamed Raza (G-19)
Sold by Brazil for Merchant service, date unknown, renamed M/T Itajai
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1971
Displacement 846 t. (lt) 2,255 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
Cargo Capacity 1,360 dwt
Oil 12,100 bbls
Diesel 200 bbls
one direct drive Fairbanks-Morse 37E16 Diesel engines
three Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 720shp
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||Ex-USS Klaskanine (AOG-63) in Brazilian service as Raza (G-19), drydocked, date and place unknown.
US Navy photo
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||Ex-USS Klaskanine (AOG-63) in merchant service as the motor tanker M/T Itajai moored pierside, date and location unknown.
Auke Visser's Famous T Tankers web site, ©Jose Arthur.
USS Klaskanine (AOG-63)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Kostelak, Robert Otto, USNR||8 March 1945 - 25 March 1946
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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