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USS Pasig (AO-89)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Pasig Class Fleet Oiler:
  • Built in 1917 as SS J.C. Donnell by Newport News Ship Building & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA. for the Atlantic Refining Co., Philadelphia, PA.
  • SS J.C. Donnell was assigned the Identification number (ID-2250) in 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy through the War Shipping Administration, 22 January 1943
  • Commissioned, 22 January 1943, USS Pasig (AO-89), CDR. William G. Fewel, USN, in command
  • Pasig was intended for use as a storage tank in the South Pacific near New Caledonia but was replaced by concrete barges
  • Decommissioned, 25 September 1943, and New Caledonia and delivered to WSA the same day
  • Struck from the Naval Vessel Register 11 October 1943.
  • Pasig was returned to her owners, name reverted SS James C. Donnell
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1947
    Displacement 7,165 t.(lt)
    Length 512' 6"
    Beam 68'
    Speed 10.25 kts
    one single 4' surface gun mount
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    three single ended Scotch boilers, 200psi
    single propeller, 2400shp

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    Pasig 50k Photo of SS J. C. Donnell from the data card maintained for the ship by the Navy during World War I, may show the tanker fitting out at Newport News circa January 1918. At that time the Navy assigned her the identification number ID-2250.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command (Ships Histories files),no photo number, courtesy
    Mike Green
    Pasig 52k SS J. C. Donnell in service with the Atlantic Refining Co. circa the 1920s. This firm used unusually elaborate funnel markings during this period. The oval contains the company's name and, in the middle, the word "oils."
    US Navy photo courtesy
    Mike Green

    USS Pasig (AO-89)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Fewel, William Galusha USN (21-a)22 January 1943 - 25 September 1943
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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