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USS Ochlockonee (AOG-33)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Victor - Kilo

USS Ochlockonee (AOG-33) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 18 October 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A2) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1530), at East Coast Shipyards Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
  • Launched, 19 November 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 18 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS Ochlockonee (AOG-33), 29 December 1944, LT. Arthur W. Walker, USCG, in command
  • During World War II USS Ochlockonee was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 14 January 1946, at San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission in June 1947, for disposal
  • Merchant Service
    Acquired in 1947 by Tidewater Associated Oil Co. of Wilmington DE., renamed Tycol
    Lengthened in 1949
    Acquired by Getty Oil Co. in 1958, renamed M/T Newark Getty
    Acquired by Poling Bros, in 1959, renamed M/T Poling Bros. No. 10
    Acquired by Texaco Marine 1967, renamed M/T Texaco No. 10.
    Reacquired by Poling Bros in 1969, name reverted to M/T Poling Bros. No. 10
    Acquired in 1974 by John P. Alban Corp of New York, N.Y>, renamed as the M/T John P. Albans
    Acquired by Boston Fuel Transportation Co., in 1974, renamed M/T Vincent Tibbetts
    Laid up in 2001
  • Final Disposition, sunk as a deep water artificial reef, 5 September 2002, off the New Jersey coast
    Displacement 846 t.(lt) 2,270 t.(fl)
    Length 220' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13.1'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Officers 6
    Enlisted 56
    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
    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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    Ochlockonee 58k Ex-USS Ochlockonee (AOG-33) in merchant service as the ice encrusted Poling Bros. M/T Poling Bros. No. 10, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Steve Bernhard
    Birk I. Thomas
    Ochlockonee 40k Ex-USS Ochlockonee (AOG-33) in merchant service as the Boston Fuel Transportation Co M/T Vincent Tibbetts, moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Photo, courtesy Auke Vissar's Famous T-Tanker Pages
    Robert Hurst
    Ochlockonee 32k M/T Vincent Tibbetts under tow, date and location unknown. Rich Galiano
    Ochlockonee 34k Stern view of M/T Vincent Tibbetts, date and location unknown. Rich Galiano
    Ochlockonee 26k Ex-Ochlockonee (AOG-33), ex-Vincent Tibbetts ready for sinking as part of a deep water artificial reef off the coast of New Jersey, 5 September 2002. Rich Galiano

    USS Ochlockonee (AOG-33)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Walker, Arthur William, USCG29 December 1944 - 14 January 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Tugboat - M/T Vincent Tibbetts

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