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Petaluma (AOG-69)


Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as MV Avoca, a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2629) at St Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired on loan charter basis from the Maritime Commission, named Petaluma (AOG-69) in 1945
  • Naval acquisition, canceled, 26 August 1945 at 80% complete and custody returned to the Maritime Commission, name reverted to MS Avoca
  • Construction completed by her builder in 1947 and sold, 30 March 1947, to National Petroleum Transport Corp., renamed MS Transpet
  • Reregistered under the Panamanian flag in 1951 and placed under the operation of D.K. Ludwig of New York for the British-American Oil Co. (later renamed Gulf Canada, later Gulf Canada Resources)
  • Final Disposition, burnt and sank in 1951
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,980 t.(lt), 5,970 t.(fl)
    Length 325' 2"
    Beam 48' 6"
    Draft 19'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 80
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 72
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    Armament
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,110 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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