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''Ochlockonee'', formerly MC Hull 1530, was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract 18 October 1944 by [[East Coast Shipyard]], Inc., Bayonne, New Jersey; launched 19 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Albert Robinette; acquired by the Navy 18 December 1944; and commissioned 29 December, Lt. Arthur W. Walker, [[USCG]], in command.
 
''Ochlockonee'', formerly MC Hull 1530, was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract 18 October 1944 by [[East Coast Shipyard]], Inc., Bayonne, New Jersey; launched 19 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Albert Robinette; acquired by the Navy 18 December 1944; and commissioned 29 December, Lt. Arthur W. Walker, [[USCG]], in command.
   
==World War II service==
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== World War II service ==
   
Following shakedown in the Chesapeake Bay, ''Ochlockonee'' departed Norfolk 15 February 1945 for Hawaii via Aruba, the Panama Canal, and San Diego, California, arriving 14 April. Operating out of [[Pearl Harbor]] for the remainder of the war, ''Ochlockonee'' made fueling runs among the Hawaiians and to Johnston and Canton Islands.
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Following shakedown in the Chesapeake Bay, ''Ochlockonee'' departed Norfolk 15 February 1945 for [[Hawaii]] via Aruba, the Panama Canal, and San Diego, California, arriving 14 April. Operating out of [[Pearl Harbor]] for the remainder of the war, ''Ochlockonee'' made fueling runs among the Hawaiians and to Johnston and Canton Islands.
   
==Post-war decommissioning==
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== Post-war decommissioning ==
   
She decommissioned at San Pedro, California, 14 January 1946, and was struck from the [[Navy List]] 7 February. Returned to the Maritime Administration on 21 June, she subsequently entered merchant service and was named ''Texaco No. 10'', later renamed ''Vincent Tibbetts'' until laid up in 2001. Final disposition: sunk as a deep water artificial reef, 5 September 2002, off the New Jersey coast.
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She decommissioned at San Pedro, California, 14 January 1946, and was struck from the [[Navy List]] 7 February. Returned to the Maritime Administration on 21 June, she subsequently entered merchant service and was named ''Texaco No. 10'', later renamed ''Vincent Tibbetts'' until laid up in 2001. Final disposition: sunk as a deep water artificial reef, 5 September 2002, off the [[New Jersey]] coast.
   
==Military awards and honors==
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== Military awards and honors ==
   
 
''Ochlockonee’s'' crew was eligible for the following medals:
 
''Ochlockonee’s'' crew was eligible for the following medals:
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{{DANFS}}
 
{{DANFS}}
   
==External links==
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== External links ==
 
* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/20/2033.htm NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AOG-33 Ochlockonee]
 
* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/20/2033.htm NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AOG-33 Ochlockonee]
   

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