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USNS Nodaway (T-AOG-78)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Romeo - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Rincon Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 19 February 1945, as MV Tarcoola, a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-BT2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2639) at Todd Shipbuilding, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 15 March 1945
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 12 September 1945, for operation under contract as a merchant tanker, renamed Belridge
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 14 August 1950
  • Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Nodaway (T-AOG-78), 11 September 1950
  • Placed out of service and delivered to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) at Mobile, AL., 11 December 1959, for temporary custody in full lay-up status
  • Re-acquired by the US Navy and placed in service in August 1965 as USNS Nodaway T-AOG-78)
  • Assigned to the MSC Ready Reserve Force (RRF) in October 1995, custody remained with MARAD, berthed at Tsuneishi, Japan
  • Downgraded from RRF status for disposal, pending sale, 30 September 2006
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by MARAD sale, 16 December 2006, to Teroaka Company of Japan
    Displacement 2,100 t.(lt), 6,047 t.(fl)
    Length 325'
    Beam 48'
    Draft 19'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel

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    MARAD (Ready Reserve Fleet)
    Nodaway 74k Nodaway underway, date and location.
    MARAD photo
    US Maritime Administration
    Nodaway 23k Nodaway laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, circa November 1959 - August 1964,location unknown.
    US Navy photo, courtesy Auke Vissar's Famous T-Tanker Pages
    Robert Hurst
    USNS Nodaway (T-AOG-78)
    Nodaway 94k Nodaway (T-AOG-78) moored pierside at Pearl Harbor, 18 November 1980. Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus
    Nodaway 76k
    Nodaway 85k Nodaway (T-AOG-78) moored to a buoy, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo, courtesy Auke Vissar's Famous T-Tanker Pages
    Robert Hurst

    USNS Nodaway (T-AOG-78)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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