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USNS Piscataqua (T-AOG-80)

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

National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - National Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Korea Service Medal (3) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

Rincon Class Gasoline Tanker
  • Authorized as Taveta a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-BT2) tanker hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC 2649)
  • Laid down, 23 May 1945, at Todd Houston Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 10 September 1945 as Cisne
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 13 December 1945, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
  • Withdrawn from reserve, activated and delivered to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 19 August 1950, at New Orleans, LA.
  • Placed in service as USNS Piscataqua (T-AOG-80)
  • During the Korean War Piscataqua participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    10 August to 26 November 1951
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
    1 to 7 May 1952
    Second Korean Winter
    30 November 1951 to 30 April 1952

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1974
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 22 January 1975, to Fuji Marden & Co. Ltd., for $726,800.00 under MARAD contract PD-X-991 dated 16 December 1974. Delivered at Yokohama, 13 February 1975
  • Piscataqua earned three battle stars for Korean War service
    Displacement 2,100 t.(lt) 6.047 t.(fl)
    Length 325'
    Beam 48'
    Draft 19'
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion four diesel electric engines, single shaft

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    Piscataqua 60k USNS Piscataqua (T-AOG-80) underway, date and location.
    US Navy photo, courtesy Auke Vissar's Famous T-Tanker Pages
    Robert Hurst

    USNS Piscataqua (T-AOG-80)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    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
    Newspaper articles - Fire Aboard Piscataqua
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