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Nodaway (AOG-67)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Charlie - Tango
Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2627), at St Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • US Navy Acquisition canceled, 27 August 1945
  • Completed, 18 September 1945, by Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock Corp., renamed MV West Ranch
  • Sold in 1946 to Sun Oil, renamed MV Dynafuel
  • Collided with the Norwegian freighter SS Fernview, 14 November 1963 at the entrance to Buzzards Bay, MA.
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1963, damaged beyond economical repair, by collision and fire
    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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    Patapsco 328k Sun Oil Companies MVDynafuel moored pierside, in 1946, location unknown. Photo, courtesy Sun Oil Co., was originally published "Ships of the US Merchant Fleet", written by John A. Culver, 1965. John Culver was (or is) a Licensed Chief Engineer, Commander of the US Naval Reserve and a member of the US Naval Institute. Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Nanticoke 17k M/V Dynafuel underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages.
    Robert Hurst

    Nodaway (AOG-67)
    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
    Photos of the collision between MV Dynafuel and SS Fernview (Part 1)
    Photos of the collision between MV Dynafuel and SS Fernview (Part 2)
    US Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation Report
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