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Emmkay
T2-A-MC-K
Mattaponi Class Fleet Oiler:
Laid down, 5 March 1942, for Keystone Tankship Corp., as Emmkay, a Maritime Commission
type (T2-A-MC-K) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 159) at Sun Ship-
Builting and Dry Dock Co., Chester, PA; Acquired by the Navy, (date unknown);
Launched, 25 July 1942;
Commissioned USS Patuxent (AO-44), 22 October 1942;
Decommissioned, 21 February 1946;
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946;
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, (date unknown), renamed Emmkay;
Final Disposition, sold by the Maritime Commission, 1947, renamed David D Irwin;
Jumboized, 1961 at Sasebo, Japan, fate unknown.
( See photos below )
Specifications:
Displacement 6,809 t.(lt) 21,450 t.(fl);
Length 520';
Beam 68';
Draft 30' 6";
Speed 17kts;
Complement 242;
Armament one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts,
four twin 40mm gun mounts, four twin 20mm gun mounts;
Capacity 135,000 barrels;
Propulsion, geared turbine, single screw, 12,800 hp.

View the Patuxent (AO-44)
DANFS History entry located on at the US Naval Historical Center web site.

The Miramar Ship Index for "EMMKAY"
IDNo:
2242354
Year:
1942
Name:
EMMKAY
Launch Date:
25.07.1942
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
22.10.1942
Flag:
USA
Keel:
05.03.1942

Tons:
10300
Link:
-
DWT:
16300
Yard No:
228
Length overall:
160.3
Ship Design:
T2-A
LPP:
153.6
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Sun
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chester, Pa
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-16.5

Subsequent History:
1942 PATUXENT - 1946 EMMKAY - 1947 DAVID D.IRWIN -
[ 1961 Lg & widened 187.0 x 22.9m, 15376 grt ] -
1985 FAIRWIND

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Mombasa 07.10.1985.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
242354
2242354
1942
EMMKAY
10300
Keystone Tankship
AO-44
2242354
1942
PATUXENT
10300
1942
U. S. Navy
2242354
1942
EMMKAY
10300
1946
Keystone Tankship
242354
2242354
1942
DAVID D. IRWIN
10300
1948
Sabine Tptn Co.
242354
2242354
1942
FAIRWIND
15376
1985
American Fairwind

 
"Patuxent (AO-44)", ex. "Emmkay", under way in Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, MD., 9 November 1942,
just after conversion for naval service.
( Photo thanks to Robert Hurst )
 
"Patuxent (AO-44)", ex. "Emmkay", underway off Japan in August 1945 while replenishing USS Lexington (CV-16)
to port and an unidentified destroyer to starboard.
( Photo thnaks to Rick Ozanian )
 
"Patuxent (AO-44)", ex. "Emmkay", underway during a replenishment at sea, date and location unknown.
( Photo thnaks to Rick Ozanian )
 
"David D. Irwin", ex. "Emmkay", ex. "Patuxent", ex. "Emmkay".
 
"David D. Irwin", ex. "Emmkay", ex. "Patuxent", ex. "Emmkay".
 
"Fairwind", ex. "David D. Irwin", ex. "Emmkay", ex. "Patuxent", ex. "Emmkay".
 
"Fairwind", ex. "David D. Irwin", ex. "Emmkay", ex. "Patuxent", ex. "Emmkay".
( Photo Copyright Marc Piche )