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Mettawee Class, U.S. Gasoline Tankers


Photograph of Mattawee-class gasoline tanker

U.S. Navy

Schematic diagram of Mettawee class gasoline tanker

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 700 tons light displacement
2255 tons fully  loaded
Dimensions 221' by 37' by 14'
67.36m by 11.28m by 4.27m
Maximum speed       9.5 knots
Complement 58
Armament 1 3"/50 AA gun
6 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft Fairbanks-Morse 37E16 diesel (720 hp)
Bunkerage
60 tons
Cargo 1228 tons
Modifications
Light antiaircraft eventually upgraded to 2 40mm Bofors AA guns, 3 20mm guns


The Mettawees were completed from 1943-1945 as small gasoline tanker ships based on Maritime Commission standard T1-M-A2 hulls. In spite of their hazardous cargo, none were lost in the Pacific.


Units in the Pacific:

Pasquotank

Arrived 1943-9

Mettawee

Arrived 1943-12-3

Sakatonchee

Arrived 1944-4

Seekonk

Arrived 1944-4-10

Ammonoosue      

Arrived 1944-5

Calamus

Arrived 1944-9

Escatawpa Arrived 1944-9
Hiwassee Arrived 1944-12
Ponchatoula
Arrived 1944-12
Kalamazoo Arrived 1944-12-26
Sacandaga
Arrived 1945-1
Yahara
Arrived 1945-1-6
Tetonkaha Arrived 1945-2-10
Ochlockonee Arrived 1945-2-23
Sheepscot Arrived ~1945-4
Wakulla Arrived 1945-4-7
Waupaca Arrived 1945-4-22
Klaskanine Arrived 1945-5-12
Towaliga Arrived 1945-5-22
Oconee
Arrived 1945-3-15


References

DANFS

Navsource.org (accessed 2009-12-20)

ONI 222 (1945-9-1)



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