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'''USS ''Chiwaukum'' (AOG-26)''' was a [[Mettawee class gasoline tanker|''Mettawee''-class]] gasoline tanker acquired by the [[U.S. Navy]] for the dangerous task of transporting gasoline to warships in the fleet, and to remote Navy stations.
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'''USS ''Chiwaukum'' (AOG-26)''' was a [[Mettawee class gasoline tanker|''Mettawee''-class]] gasoline tanker acquired by the [[U.S. Navy]] for the dangerous task of transporting gasoline to warships in the fleet, and to remote Navy stations.
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''Chiwaukum'' was launched 4 May 1944 by [[East Coast Shipyards]], Inc., Bayonne, New Jersey, under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. A. H. Moore; acquired by the Navy and commissioned 25 July 1944, Lieutenant C. S. Hoag, [[USCGR]], in command.
 
''Chiwaukum'' was launched 4 May 1944 by [[East Coast Shipyards]], Inc., Bayonne, New Jersey, under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. A. H. Moore; acquired by the Navy and commissioned 25 July 1944, Lieutenant C. S. Hoag, [[USCGR]], in command.
   
 
==World War service==
 
==World War service==
   
Clearing Norfolk, Virginia, 23 September 1944, ''Chiwaukum'' sailed to load oil at Aruba, Netherlands West Indies, and reached Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 25 November.
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Clearing Norfolk, Virginia, 23 September 1944, ''Chiwaukum'' sailed to load oil at Aruba, [[Netherlands West Indies]], and reached Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 25 November.
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She stood out of Espiritu Santo 2 December for the New Guinea area where she operated as a gasoline tanker until 18 January 1945 when she reported for similar duty in the Philippines. Departing Samar, Philippine Islands, 12 December 1945, ''Chiwaukum'' arrived at San Francisco, California, 9 February. She remained there until 17 April when she put out for Norfolk, arriving 16 May.
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She stood out of Espiritu Santo 2 December for the New Guinea area where she operated as a gasoline tanker until 18 January 1945 when she reported for similar duty in the Philippines. Departing Samar, Philippine Islands, 12 December 1945, ''Chiwaukum'' arrived at San Francisco, California, 9 February. She remained there until 17 April when she put out for Norfolk, arriving 16 May.
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==Post-war decommissioning==
 
==Post-war decommissioning==
   
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* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/20/2026.htm NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AOG-26 Chiwaukum]
 
* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/20/2026.htm NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AOG-26 Chiwaukum]
   
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