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USS Michigamme (AOG-65)



USS Michigamme (AOG-65) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Charlie - Papa
NDCP
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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



USS Michigamme (AOG-65) was sold to Argentina, renamed ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15)
Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 30 December 1941, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2625) at St. Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 31 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS Michigamme (AOG-65), 10 August 1945, with a Coast Guard crew
  • Decommissioned, 23 January 1946
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 24 January 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., renamed M/V Black Bayou
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
  • Foreign Naval Service
    Sold to the Argentine Navy, 22 March 1948
    Commissioned in the Argentine Navy as ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15)
  • Merchant Service
    Resold by the Argentina in 1958 for commercial service, renamed MV Moises
    Final Disposition, scrapped in 1964

    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,980 t.(lt) 5,970 t.(fl)
    Length 325' 2"
    Beam 48' 2"
    Draft 19' (limiting)
    Speed 10 kts.(trial)
    Complement
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 72
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 tons.
    Armament
    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.
    Propulsion
    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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    ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15)
    Michigamme 39k Ex-Michigamme (AOG-65) underway, circa 1948 while in service as the Argentine oiler ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15) Robert Hurst
    Michigamme 33k ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Michigamme 26k ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15) moored pierside probably during an overhaul in a shipyard, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Michigamme (AOG-65)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

    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
    US Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS Michigamme (AOG-65)
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    Last Updated 19 December 2014