Patapsco-class gasoline tanker

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USS Patapsco (AOG-1)
USS Patapsco (AOG-1)
Class overview
Name: Patapsco class
Operators:  United States Navy
Built: 1942–1945
In commission: 1943–1960s
Completed: 23
General characteristics
Type: Gasoline tanker
  • 1,850 long tons (1,880 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 6 in (4.72 m)
Propulsion: 4 × Cleveland Diesel 12-278A diesel-electric engines, twin shafts, 3,300 hp (2,461 kW)
Speed: 15.5 knots (17.8 mph; 28.7 km/h)
Capacity: 1,850 long tons (1,880 t) dwt
Complement: 131

The Patapsco class of gasoline tankers were a class of tankers built for the United States Navy during World War II. The class consisted of 23 tankers, designated AOG-1 through AOG-11, and AOG-48 to AOG-59. They served through the Korean War and several served in foreign navies.


Many were built as Maritime Commission type T1-MT-M1 tanker hull, under a Maritime Commission contract, at Cargill, Inc., Savage, Minnesota.[1]


Four 980 shaft horsepower (730 kW) Cleveland Diesel Engine Division 12-278A diesel-electric engines, single main reduction gears, two propellers, for a total 3,300 shp (2,500 kW).[2]


Various ships in the class served from World War II through the Vietnam War in various campaigns. Some were transferred to the Greek Navy and Taiwan. The last ones in U.S. service were decommissioned in July 1975.[3] Taiwan decommissioned the last one, ROCS Chang Pei, in 2005.[4]



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