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Rio Grande
T1-MT-M1
Patapsco Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, 30 June 1942, for the U.S. Navy, type (T1-MT-M1) tanker hull,
Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co., Seattle, WA.
Launched, 23 September 1942
Commissioned USS Rio Grande (AOG-3), 10 April 1943
Decommissioned, 28 June 1946
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet Recommissioned, 12 October 1950, at Norfolk, VA.
Decommissioned, 6 January 1956
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Custody transferred to MARAD, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet Final Disposition,
sold for scrapping, 7 February 1972 to General Metals, Tacoma, WA.
( See photo below )
Specifications:
Displacement 1,850 t.(lt) 4,130 t.(fl)
Length 310' 9"
Beam 48' 6"
Draft 15' 8"
Speed 15.5 kts.
Complement 131
Armament four 3"/50 dual purpose guns, twelve 20mm guns
Cargo Capacity2,210 DWT
Propulsion four GE diesel electric engines, twin shafts, 3,300hp

View the Rio Grande (AOG-3)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site

Ship Report for "RIO GRANDE"
IDNo:
6116492
Year:
1943
Name:
RIO GRANDE
Keel:
30.06.1942
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
23.09.1942
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
10.04.1943

DWT:
2638
Yard No:
14
Length overall:
94.7
Ship Design:
T1-MT-M1
LPP:
89.0
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
14.8
Builder:
Seattle-Tacoma
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Tacoma
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
2DE-14.5

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Tacoma 02.1972.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
AOG-3
6116492
1943
RIO GRANDE
2762
-
U.S. Navy

  Photobucket
USS Rio Grande (AOG-3) underway, date and place unknown.

 Custody & Disposal CARDS by PMARS is MARAD's official repository of NDRF ships
of Rio Grande

Custody CARDS
Front of Card 1
Back of Card 1 No Image

Disposal CARDS
Front of Card 1
Back of Card 1 No Image