USS Pinnebog (AOG-58)

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Name: USS Pinnebog
Ordered: As a type T1-MT-M1 tanker hull
Builder: Cargill, Inc., Savage, Minnesota
Laid down: 9 December 1944
Launched: 12 May 1945
Commissioned: 20 October 1945
Decommissioned: 2 May 1949
Fate: Placed out of commission in reserve
Name: USNS Pinnebog (T-AOG-58)
Recommissioned: March 1952
Decommissioned: July 1954
Fate: Placed in reserve
Recommissioned: 23 April 1956
Decommissioned: September 1957
Fate: Loaned to the US Air Force, 1957
Status: Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 15 December 1987
General characteristics
Class and type: Patapsco-class gasoline tanker
Displacement: 1,846 long tons (1,876 t) light
4,130 long tons (4,196 t) full load
Length: 310 ft 9 in (94.72 m)
Beam: 48 ft 6 in (14.78 m)
Draft: 15 ft 8 in (4.78 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric diesel engines, electric drive, twin shafts, 3,300 hp (2,461 kW)
Speed: 14 knots (16 mph; 26 km/h)
Capacity: 2,120 long tons deadweight (DWT)
Complement: 131
Armament: • 4 × 3"/50 caliber guns
• 12 × 20 mm AA guns

USS Pinnebog (AOG–58) was a Patapsco-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.

Pinnebog was laid down, 29 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-M1) tanker hull, under a Maritime Commission contract, at Cargill, Inc., Savage, Minnesota. She was launched on 12 May 1945 and commissioned Pinnebog (AOG-58), 20 October 1945.

Service as a U.S. Navy gasoline tanker

After serving with the U.S. Navy for 3½ years as a gasoline tanker, Pinnebog was placed out of commission in reserve 2 May 1949 in the Texas Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet.

Reactivated, she was assigned to MSTS in March 1952 and operated under contract with a civilian crew until July 1954, when she was again placed in reserve, berthed in Florida. She was transferred to the Maritime Administration 20 April 1956 and to MSTS 23 April 1956.

Loaned to the U.S. Air Force

She was then operated by an MSTS civil service crew until September 1957, when she was loaned to the U.S. Air Force.


Pinnebog was struck from the Naval Register (date unknown) and custody was transferred to the Maritime Commission, 15 December 1987. Her final disposition is unknown.


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

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