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USS Escatawpa (AOG-27)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Uniform - Romeo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS Escatawpa (AOG-27) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1524) at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 3 June 1944
Commissioned USS Escatawpa (AOG-27), 14 August 1944, LT. Hugo T. Nottage, USCG, in command
During World War II USS Escatawpa was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 30 April to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS Escatawpa was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 15 October 1945
Driven aground by typhoon Louise at Kagoshima Kaiwan, 17 September 1945
Refloated, 10 October 1945
Decommissioned, 20 March 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
USS Escatawpa (AOG-27) earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Sold for merchant service in April 1947 to Standard Oil of Brazil
Final Disposition, sunk in 1970
Displacement 845 t.(lt), 2,270 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Draft 13' 1"
Speed 10 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 1,365 DWT
Oil 12,100 Bbls
Fuel Capacity Diesel 200 Bbls
one Fairbanks Morse 37E16 Diesel direct drive engine
Ship's Service Generators
one Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
two Diesel-drive 75Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 800shp
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||USS Escatawpa (AOG-27) under way in the vicinity of Hampton Roads, VA., 3 October 1944. Photographed from an aircraft based at NAS Norfolk, VA. Escatawpa's camouflage is Measure 32, Design 8AO.
US Navy photo # NH 99534 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
|US Naval Historical Center
||USS Escatawpa (AOG-27) under way in the vicinity of Hampton Roads, VA., 3 October 1944. Photographed from an aircraft based at
NAS Norfolk, VA. Escatawpa's camouflage is Measure 32, Design 8AO. From this angle the camouflage pattern on the bow definitely confuses the apparent
direction and size of the ship.
United States National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-280755, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives. Courtesy of C. Lee Johnson,
||Ex-USS Escatawpa (AOG-27) in commercial service as the Standard Oil tanker M/T Esso Porto Alegre moored pierside at Governador Island, Guanara Bay near Rio de Janerio, Brazil, date unknown.
USS Escatawpa (AOG-27)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Nottage, Hugo Thomas USCG||14 August 1944 - 30 April 1945|
|02||LTjg. White Jr., James Louis USCG||30 April 1945 - 1 October 1945|
|03||LT. Meyer, George Herman USCG||1 October 1945 - 20 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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