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USNS Tonti (T-AOG-76)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal

USNS Tonti (T-AOG-76) was transferred to Colombia, renamed ARC Mamonal (BT-62)
Tonti Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down as Tavern, 16 May 1945, a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-BT2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2648) at Todd-Houston Shipbuilding Corp., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 23 August 1945
  • Completed December 1945, renamed Tonti and delivered to the Maritime Commission;
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Orange, TX.
  • Leased, 24 June 1948 to Marine Transport Lines, Inc. for operation for the Naval Transportation Service (NTS)
  • Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October 1949 and placed in service as USNS Tonti (T-AOG-76)
  • Placed out of service in July 1960 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Transferred to Colombia, 13 January 1965, renamed ARC Mamonal (BT-62)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1975
    Displacement 2,022 t.(lt)
    Length 325'
    Beam 48'
    Draft 19'
    Speed 10 kts. (fl)
    Complement 38
    Armament none
    Cargo Capacity 30,000bbls
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller, 1,700shp

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    Tonti 35k Ex-USNS Tonti (T-AOG-76) underway in Colombian service as ARC Mamonal (BT-62), date unknown Robert Hurst

    USNS Tonti (T-AOG-76)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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