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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
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)
Resold by the Argentina in 1958 for commercial service, renamed MV Moises
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1964
Displacement 1,980 t.(lt) 5,970 t.(fl)
Length 325' 2"
Beam 48' 2"
Draft 19' (limiting)
Speed 10 kts.(trial)
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
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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| ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15)
||Ex-Michigamme (AOG-65) underway, circa 1948 while in service as the Argentine oiler ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15)
||ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||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.
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)
Last Updated 19 December 2014
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