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U.S.S. ELKHORN

(AOG-7)

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USS ELKHORN (AOG-7) - a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker

In Commission 1944 to 1972

AOG-7 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1943 Launch Date: 15 MAY 1943
FEB 1944 Commissioned: 12 FEB 1944
JUN 1950 - Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1950 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1951 - JUL 1951 West Pac
JUN 1951 - MAY 1954 west pac-korea
JUL 1959 - AUG 1959 Dry Dock
AUG 1959 - FEB 1960 West Pac
DEC 1961 - APR 1962 Antartic Circle
OCT 1965 - JUN 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1965 - DEC 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1966 - MAR 1966 February 1966 Operation Double Eagle Viet Nam
JUN 1966 - APR 1967 Dry Dock
JUN 1968 - JAN 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 10 JUL 1968 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1969 - JAN 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1969 - MAY 1969 Regular Overhaul
MAY 1969 - JUN 1969 Middle Pacific
JUL 1969 - JAN 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1969 - APR 1970 Qua Viet River - South Vietnam
AUG 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 31 AUG 1969 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1969 - JUN 1970 Dry Dock
JUL 1972 Decommissioned: 1 JUL 1972

AOG-7 General Specifications

Class: Patapsco-class gasoline tanker

Complement: 131 Officers and Enlisted

Length: 310 feet 9 inches

Beam: 48 feet 6 inches

Draft: 15 feet 8 in

Flank Speed: 15 knots



USS ELKHORN (AOG-7)



Elkhorn (AOG-7) was launched 15 May 1943 by Cargill Inc. Savage Minn.; sponsored by Mrs. J. A. Flynn and commissioned 12 February 1944 Lieutenant (junior grade) T. A. Norris USNR in command.

Elkhorn sailed from New Orleans 25 February 1944 for the South Pacific and arrived at Milne Bay New Guinea 29 May for duty as station tanker. She made several voyages to Manus to reload and fueled ships in the invasion of Morotai in September 1944 otherwise serving at Milne Bay until March 1945 when she arrived at Leyte. Elkhorn served throughout the Philippines until 1 December then returned to the west coast for overhaul.

Elkhorn remained on active service with the Pacific Fleet through 1962. From her base at Pearl Harbor she alternated tours of duty in the Far East with cruises among the islands of the South and central Pacific. During the Korean war she operated in Japanese waters and off the Korean coast twice in 1951 and 1953 and in 1956 and 1957 she sailed from the west coast to Icy Cape and Point Barrow as a part of the Arctic resupply missions.

[Note: The above USS ELKHORN (AOG-7) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS ELKHORN (AOG-7) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]