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USS Klickitat (AOG-64)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Charlie - Mike

USS Klickitat (AOG-64) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

USS Klickitat (AOG-64) was acquired by Argentina, renamed ARA Punta Loyola
Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 2624) at St. Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 24 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS Klickitat (AOG-64), 14 July 1945, LT. Michael J. Seibert, USCG, in command
  • Decommissioned, and transferred to the Maritime Commission, 23 January 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
  • Merchant Service and Foreign Naval Service
    Sold for commercial service, 20 August 1948, to Manuel Rodriguez Trading Corp., renamed MV Captain
    Wrecked in 1948 and rebuilt
    Resold to the Argentina without cost, 14 June 1948, renamed ARA Punta Loyola
    Resold by Argentina in 1968, renamed MV Alkene
    Final Disposition, wrecked in 1974

    Displacement 1,980 t.(lt) 5,970 t.(fl)
    Length 325' 2"
    Beam 48' 2"
    Draft 19' (limiting)
    Speed 10 kts.(trial)
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 72
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 tons.
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo Capacity
    Diesel 10,465 Bbls.
    Gasoline 871,332 Gals.
    one Enterprise DNQ-38 Diesel engine
    Single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    two Diesel-drive 250Kw. 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    Fuel Capacity 1,110 Bbls Diesel
    single propeller, 800shp

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    USS Klickitat (AOG-64)
    149k Aerial views of USS Klickitat (AOG-64) under way off Mayport, FL. near her builder's yard, 28 July 1945.
    US National Archives RG-19-LCM photo #s 19-N-86706, 19-N-86707 and Unknown US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green
    Photo # Unknown
    Photo # Unknown
    Klickitat 143k USS Klickitat (AOG-64) under way off Mayport, FL. near her builder's yard, date unknown.
    US Navy Bureau of Ships photos.
    Robert Hurst
    Klickitat 135k
    Klickitat 36k
    Klickitat 220k USS Klickitat (AOG-64) Plank Owners Certificate Tommy Trampp
    ARA Punta Loyola
    Klickitat 42k Ex-USS Klickitat (AOG-64) underway as the Argentine Navy oiler ARA Punta Loyola, circa 1954, location unknown
    US Navy photo.
    Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
    Klickitat 37k ARA Punta Loyola underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships 1956-57"
    Robert Hurst
    Klickitat 144k ARA Punta Loyola underway, date and location unknown.
    Argentine Naval photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Klickitat 44k ARA Punta Loyola moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy La Flota Historica de YPF.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Klickitat (AOG-64)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Seibert, Michael James, USCG14 July 1945 - 23 January 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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