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'''USS ''Escatawpa'' (AOG-27)''' 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 ''Escatawpa'' (AOG-27)''' 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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''Escatawpa'' was launched by the [[East Coast Shipyard]], Inc., Bayonne, New Jersey, on 3 June 1944 and commissioned on 18 August 1944, Lieutenant H. T. Nottage, [[USCGR]], in command.
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''Escatawpa'' was launched by the [[East Coast Shipyard]], Inc., Bayonne, New Jersey, on 3 June 1944 and commissioned on 18 August 1944, Lieutenant H. T. Nottage, [[USCGR]], in command.
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==World War II service==
 
==World War II service==
   
She was assigned to the [[U.S. Pacific Fleet]], operating thereafter in fueling ships and craft on an inter-island circuit in the central Pacific Ocean.
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She was assigned to the [[U.S. Pacific Fleet]], operating thereafter in fueling ships and craft on an inter-island circuit in the central Pacific Ocean.
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===Driven aground in a typhoon===
 
===Driven aground in a typhoon===
   
A typhoon drove her aground at [[Kagoshima Kaiwan]] on 17 September 1945.
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A typhoon drove her aground at [[Kagoshima Kaiwan]] on 17 September 1945.
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==Post-war decommissioning==
 
==Post-war decommissioning==
   
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* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/20/2027.htm NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AOG-27 Escatawpa]
 
* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/20/2027.htm NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AOG-27 Escatawpa]
   
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