USS Conasauga (AOG-15)

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Ordered: as New York Socony
Laid down: date unknown
Launched: 1932
Acquired: 23 March 1943
Commissioned: 19 April 1943
Decommissioned: 25 December 1944
Struck: date unknown
Fate: stripped and hulk sold, 19 December 1945
General characteristics
Length: 254 ft (77 m)
Beam: 45 ft (14 m)
Draught: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Speed: 8 knots (15 km/h)
Armament: one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two to four 20 mm guns

USS Conasauga (AOG-15) was a Halawa-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.

Conasauga was built in 1932 as New York Socony by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Sparrows Point, Maryland; acquired by the Navy 23 March 1943, and commissioned 19 April 1943, Lieutenant R. T. Traut, USNR, in command.

World War II service

Sailing from New York 1 May 1943, Conasauga arrived at Oran 28 May. She was attached to Commander Naval Forces, North African Waters, and carried gasoline to various ports in the Mediterranean.


Conasauga was decommissioned and transferred to France under lend lease 25 December 1944. She was returned 17 October 1945 at Palermo, and her equipment was salvaged and her hulk sold 19 December 1945.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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