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USS Michigamme (AOG-65)

USS Michigamme (AOG-65) was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II

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

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

USS Michigamme (AOG-65) was sold to Argentina, renamed ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15)
Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 30 December 1941, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2625) at St. Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 31 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS Michigamme (AOG-65), 10 August 1945, with a Coast Guard crew
  • Decommissioned, 23 January 1946
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 24 January 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., renamed M/V Black Bayou
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
  • Foreign Naval Service
    Sold to Manuel Rodriques Trading Corp, 3 January 1948
    Re-sold to the Argentine Navy, 22 March 1948
    Withdrawn from the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River3 Group, 20 April 1948
    Commissioned in the Argentine Navy as ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15)
  • Merchant Service
    Sold by the Argentine Navy in 1958 for commercial service, renamed MV Moises
    Final Disposition, scrapped in 1964

    Displacement 1,980 t.(lt) 5,970 t.(fl)
    Length 325' 2"
    Beam 48' 2"
    Draft 19' (limiting)
    Speed 10 kts.(trial)
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 72
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 tons.
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo Capacity
    Diesel 10,465 Bbls.
    Gasoline 871,332 Gals.
    one Enterprise DNQ-38 Diesel engine
    Single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    two Diesel-drive 250Kw. 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    Fuel Capacity 1,110 Bbls Diesel
    single propeller, 800shp

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    ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15)
    Michigamme 39k Ex-Michigamme (AOG-65) underway, circa 1948 while in service as the Argentine oiler ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15) Robert Hurst
    Michigamme 33k ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Michigamme 26k ARA Punta Ninfas (B-15) moored pierside probably during an overhaul in a shipyard, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Michigamme (AOG-65)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    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
    US Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS Michigamme (AOG-65)
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