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USNS Petaluma (T-AOG-79)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Delta - Oscar
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Second Row - Korea Service Medal (1) - United Nations Korea Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
USNS Petaluma (T-AOG-79) was transferred to South Korea and renamed ROKS Jinyang (AOE-56)
Rincon Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 3 May 1945 as MT Tavispan as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-BT2) tanker hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC 2647) at Todd Shipyards Inc, Houston TX.
Launched, 9 August 1945, as MT Raccoon Bend
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 28 November 1945
Laid up by the Maritime Commission at Todd Shipyards, Houston Inc., Houston, TX. in April 1946
Acquired by the US Navy 14 August 1950
Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 18 August 1950
Placed in service as USNS Petaluma (T-AOG-79); 11 September 1950
During the Korean War USNS Petaluma (T-AOG-79) participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Transferred, leased to South Korea, 2 February 1982, under terms of the Security Assistance Program; Renamed ROKS Jinyang (AOE-56)
Struck from the Naval Register, 29 August 1997
Final Disposition, sold under the Security Assistance Program, 13 April 2000, for overseas scraping
USNS Petaluma earned one battle star for Korean War service
Korean War Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Second Korean Winter, 3 January to 10 March 1952
Displacement 2,100 t.(lt) 6.047 t.(fl)
four GE Diesel electric engines
twin shafts, 3,300hp
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||USNS Petaluma (T-AOG-79) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "MSC Sealift Magazine"
|Carl R Friberg Jr
||USNS Petaluma (T-AOG-79) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from 1966/67 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships".
USNS Petaluma (T-AOG-79)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Fleet Tankers Association
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 18 July 2014
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