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USNS Peconic (T-AOG-68)
Peconic (AOG-68) (1948 - 1949)
USS Peconic (AOG-68) (1946 - 1946)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Charlie - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
USS Peconic was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 31 January 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 2628), at St Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
Launched, 14 May 1945
Commissioned USS Peconic (AOG-68), 29 September 1945, with a Coast Guard crew
Decommissioned, 4 January 1946, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1947
Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission, for disposal
Leased for commercial service to Maritime Transport Lines Inc. 7 January 1946, renamed M/V Voshell
Turned over to the Naval Transportation Service (NTS) , 4 April 1948, named reverted to Peconic (AOG-68) operated under contract
Custody assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October 1949, redesignated USNS Peconic (T-AOG-68)
Reinstated in the Naval Register, 28 April 1950
Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register and transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 12 November 1957, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 December 1982, to Andy Exports Inc.
Displacement 1,980 t.(lt), 5,970 t.(fl)
Length 325' 2"
Beam 48' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 3,790 DWT
Oil 10,465 Bbls
Gasoline 871,331 Gals
Diesel 1,110 Bbls
one Enterprise DNQ-38 Diesel engine
single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
two Diesel-drive 250Kw 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 800shp
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||USNS Peconic (T-AOG-68) at New York, 3 April 1950. Note the unusual shape of the front of the after superstructure. While
the ship was in civilian hands between 1946 and 1948 her streamlined dummy smokestack was converted to a deckhouse with a short stack at the after end.
Archives, RG-19-LCM photo #19-N-135376, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com..
NARA photo # NY6-5638
||Bow and stern views of USNS Peconic (T-AOG-68) noored pierside at the New York Navy Yard, 3 April 1950.
National Archives and Records Administration photo # NY6-5638 and
National Archives and Records Administration photo # NY6-5643.
NARA photo # NY6-5643
||USNS Peconic (T-AOG-68) at anchor while in service with MSTS during the 1950s, location unknown.
US Navy photo
from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS / USNS Peconic (AOG-68 / T-AOG-68)
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
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS Peconic AOG-67
Last Updated 19 December 2014
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