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Gasoline Tankers (AOG)


Photograph of Mattawee-class gasoline tanker

U.S. Navy

Although gasoline can be, and was, carried in ordinary tankers, its high volatility and low flash point made it a dangerous cargo. Tankers especially equipped to transport gasoline were used by both sides in the Pacific War. They were generally much smaller than ordinary oilers, perhaps because they were designed with delivery to shore stations rather than task forces in mind.

Japanese gasoline tankers

Ashizuri class

Sunosaki class

U.S. gasoline tankers

Mattawee class

Patapsco class



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