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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.
 
   
 
'''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.
 
''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 ==
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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.
 
 
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.
 
   
 
Clearing Norfolk, Virginia, 23 September 1944, ''Chiwaukum'' sailed to load oil at Aruba, Netherlands West Indies, and reached Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 25 November.
== Post-war decommissioning ==
 
 
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.
 
==Post-war decommissioning==
   
''Chiwaukum'' was decommissioned 31 May 1946 and transferred to [[Turkey]] 10 May 1948 and renamed TCG ''Akpınar''. Final disposition: fate unknown.
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''Chiwaukum'' was decommissioned 31 May 1946 and transferred to Turkey 10 May 1948 and renamed TCG ''Akpınar''. Final disposition: fate unknown.
   
== Military awards and honors ==
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''Chiwaukum’s'' crew was eligible for the following medals:
 
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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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Latest revision as of 23:28, 31 August 2018

USS Chiwaukum (AOG-26)
Career (US)
Ordered: as T1-M-A2 tanker hull,
MC hull 1523
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 4 May 1944
Commissioned: 25 July 1944
Decommissioned: 31 May 1946
Struck: date unknown
Fate: transferred to Turkey, 10 May 1948
General characteristics
Displacement: 846 tons(lt) 2,270 tons(fl)
Length: 220 ft 6 in
Beam: 37 ft
Draught: 17 ft
Propulsion: Diesel direct drive, single screw, 720 hp
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h)
Capacity: 1,228 long tons deadweight (DWT)
Complement: 62
Armament: one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 40 mm guns, three single 20 mm gun mounts

USS Chiwaukum (AOG-26) was a 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. 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[edit | edit source]

Clearing Norfolk, Virginia, 23 September 1944, Chiwaukum sailed to load oil at Aruba, Netherlands West Indies, and reached Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 25 November. 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.

Post-war decommissioning[edit | edit source]

Chiwaukum was decommissioned 31 May 1946 and transferred to Turkey 10 May 1948 and renamed TCG Akpınar. Final disposition: fate unknown.

Military awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Chiwaukum’s crew was eligible for the following medals:

References[edit | edit source]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

External links[edit | edit source]




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