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'''USS ''Pasquotank'' (AOG-18)''' 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 ''Pasquotank'' (AOG-18)''' 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.
''Pasquotank'' was laid down as ''SS Tongue River'', MC hull 900, on 13 August 1942 by [[East Coast Shipyard]] Inc., [[Bayonne, New Jersey]]; launched 28 November 1942; originally classified as ''YOG–48'', she was reclassified ''AOG–18'', 25 March 1943 and named ''Pasquotank'' the same day; acquired by the Navy 15 April 1943; and commissioned 26 August 1943, Lt. Alford R. Norris [[USNR]] in command.
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''Pasquotank'' was laid down as ''SS Tongue River'', MC hull 900, on 13 August 1942 by [[East Coast Shipyard]] Inc., Bayonne, New Jersey; launched 28 November 1942; originally classified as ''YOG–48'', she was reclassified ''AOG–18'', 25 March 1943 and named ''Pasquotank'' the same day; acquired by the Navy 15 April 1943; and commissioned 26 August 1943, Lt. Alford R. Norris [[USNR]] in command.
   
== World War II service ==
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After [[Shakedown (testing)|shakedown]], ''Pasquotank'' sailed from [[New York Harbor]], in [[convoy]], for [[Aruba]], [[Netherlands West Indies]], where she loaded fuel oil and proceeded, via the [[Panama Canal]], to [[Bora Bora]], [[Society Islands]], in the South [[Pacific Ocean]]. She arrived Bora Bora, 3 December 1943, and from there, through February 1944, she traveled extensively in the [[Fiji]], [[New Hebrides]], and [[Solomon Islands]], carrying [[aviation gas]] and diesel fuel. She unloaded fuel for [[U.S. Marine]] air groups at perimeter strips in the [[Torokina]] area during March, while they were under siege by the [[Empire of Japan|Japanese]]. In May she set up a shuttle service for the Air Force which was conducting raids against [[Chuuk Lagoon|Truk]], [[Rabaul]], and [[Kavieng]] from [[Nissan Island|Green]] and [[Treasury Islands]].
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After shakedown, ''Pasquotank'' sailed from New York Harbor, in convoy, for Aruba, Netherlands West Indies, where she loaded fuel oil and proceeded, via the Panama Canal, to Bora Bora, Society Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. She arrived Bora Bora, 3 December 1943, and from there, through February 1944, she traveled extensively in the Fiji, New Hebrides, and Solomon Islands, carrying aviation gas and diesel fuel. She unloaded fuel for [[U.S. Marine]] air groups at perimeter strips in the [[Torokina]] area during March, while they were under siege by the [[Empire of Japan|Japanese]]. In May she set up a shuttle service for the Air Force which was conducting raids against Truk, Rabaul, and Kavieng from Green and Treasury Islands.
   
=== South Pacific operations ===
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===South Pacific operations===
   
Through July she operated in the [[New Guinea]] area, and in August began a seven month stint as station tanker at [[Seeadler Harbor]] in the [[Admiralties]], servicing escort carriers and cruisers. ''Pasquotank'' was detached from this assignment 20 March 1945 and sailed for [[Leyte]].
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Through July she operated in the New Guinea area, and in August began a seven month stint as station tanker at [[Seeadler Harbor]] in the Admiralties, servicing escort carriers and cruisers. ''Pasquotank'' was detached from this assignment 20 March 1945 and sailed for [[Leyte]].
 
 
At Leyte, she operated from [[San Pedro Bay (Philippines)|San Pedro Bay]] into August, servicing small craft, and was at [[Manus Island|Manus]] on V–J Day. During September she fueled transports in [[Jayapura|Hollandia]] Bay, and returned to San Pedro Bay for shuttle service into November.
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At Leyte, she operated from San Pedro Bay into August, servicing small craft, and was at Manus on V–J Day. During September she fueled transports in Hollandia Bay, and returned to San Pedro Bay for shuttle service into November.
   
== Post-war decommissioning ==
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==Post-war decommissioning==
   
She then returned to [[San Francisco, California]], in late December, and decommissioned 27 March 1946. ''Pasquotank'' was struck from the [[Naval Vessel Register]] 21 May 1946, transferred to the [[Maritime Commission]] 1 July 1946 and served as ''SS Tongue River'' until scrapped in 1964.
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She then returned to San Francisco, California, in late December, and decommissioned 27 March 1946. ''Pasquotank'' was struck from the [[Naval Vessel Register]] 21 May 1946, transferred to the Maritime Commission 1 July 1946 and served as ''SS Tongue River'' until scrapped in 1964.
   
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* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/20/2018.htm NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - YOG-48 / AOG-18 Pasquotank]
 
* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/20/2018.htm NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - YOG-48 / AOG-18 Pasquotank]
 
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USS Pasquotank (AOG-18)
Career (US)
Ordered: as SS Tongue River,
MC hull 900
Laid down: 13 August 1942
Launched: 28 November 1942
Commissioned: 26 August 1943
Decommissioned: 27 March 1946
Struck: 21 May 1946
Fate: fate unknown
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 Pasquotank (AOG-18) 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. Pasquotank was laid down as SS Tongue River, MC hull 900, on 13 August 1942 by East Coast Shipyard Inc., Bayonne, New Jersey; launched 28 November 1942; originally classified as YOG–48, she was reclassified AOG–18, 25 March 1943 and named Pasquotank the same day; acquired by the Navy 15 April 1943; and commissioned 26 August 1943, Lt. Alford R. Norris USNR in command.

World War II service[edit | edit source]

After shakedown, Pasquotank sailed from New York Harbor, in convoy, for Aruba, Netherlands West Indies, where she loaded fuel oil and proceeded, via the Panama Canal, to Bora Bora, Society Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. She arrived Bora Bora, 3 December 1943, and from there, through February 1944, she traveled extensively in the Fiji, New Hebrides, and Solomon Islands, carrying aviation gas and diesel fuel. She unloaded fuel for U.S. Marine air groups at perimeter strips in the Torokina area during March, while they were under siege by the Japanese. In May she set up a shuttle service for the Air Force which was conducting raids against Truk, Rabaul, and Kavieng from Green and Treasury Islands.

South Pacific operations[edit | edit source]

Through July she operated in the New Guinea area, and in August began a seven month stint as station tanker at Seeadler Harbor in the Admiralties, servicing escort carriers and cruisers. Pasquotank was detached from this assignment 20 March 1945 and sailed for Leyte.

At Leyte, she operated from San Pedro Bay into August, servicing small craft, and was at Manus on V–J Day. During September she fueled transports in Hollandia Bay, and returned to San Pedro Bay for shuttle service into November.

Post-war decommissioning[edit | edit source]

She then returned to San Francisco, California, in late December, and decommissioned 27 March 1946. Pasquotank was struck from the Naval Vessel Register 21 May 1946, transferred to the Maritime Commission 1 July 1946 and served as SS Tongue River until scrapped in 1964.

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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