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USNS Peconic (T-AOG-68)
Peconic (AOG-68) (1948 - 1949)
USS Peconic (AOG-68) (1946 - 1946)

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

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

USS Peconic was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Klickitat Class Gasoline Tanker:
  • Laid down, 31 January 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-BT1) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 2628), at St Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 14 May 1945
  • Commissioned USS Peconic (AOG-68), 29 September 1945, with a Coast Guard crew
  • Decommissioned, 4 January 1946, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1947
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission, for disposal
  • Leased for commercial service to Maritime Transport Lines Inc. 7 January 1946, renamed M/V Voshell
  • Turned over to the Naval Transportation Service (NTS) , 4 April 1948, named reverted to Peconic (AOG-68) operated under contract
  • Custody assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 1 October 1949, redesignated USNS Peconic (T-AOG-68)
  • Reinstated in the Naval Register, 28 April 1950
  • Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register and transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 12 November 1957, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 December 1982, to Andy Exports Inc.
    Displacement 1,980 t.(lt), 5,970 t.(fl)
    Length 325' 2"
    Beam 48' 6"
    Draft 19'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 80
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 72
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo Capacity 3,790 DWT
    Oil 10,465 Bbls
    Gasoline 871,331 Gals
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,110 Bbls
    one Enterprise DNQ-38 Diesel engine
    single Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    two Diesel-drive 250Kw 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 800shp

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    Peconic 191k USNS Peconic (T-AOG-68) at New York, 3 April 1950. Note the unusual shape of the front of the after superstructure. While the ship was in civilian hands between 1946 and 1948 her streamlined dummy smokestack was converted to a deckhouse with a short stack at the after end.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM photo #19-N-135376, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green
    NARA photo # NY6-5638
    82k Bow, port side and stern views of USNS Peconic (T-AOG-68) moored pierside at the New York Navy Yard, 3 April 1950.
    U.S. National Archives and Records Administration photo # NY6-5638, National Archives and Records Administration Identifier 7574768 and
    National Archives and Records Administration photo # NY6-5643.
    Robert Hurst
    NARA Identifier 7574768
    NARA photo # NY6-5643
    Peconic 101k USNS Peconic (T-AOG-68) at anchor while in service with MSTS during the 1950s, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy
    Mike Green
    Peconic 109k

    USS / USNS Peconic (AOG-68 / T-AOG-68)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    Fleet Tankers Association
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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