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Clearwater/Mettawee
T1-M-A1
Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker:
Laid down, as Clearwater (YOG-47), a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-A1) tanker hull, 13 August 1942,
under a Maritime Commission contract, at East Coast Shipyard Inc., Bayonne, N.J.
Launched, 28 November 1942
Renamed and reclassified, Mettawee (AOG-17), 25 March 1943
Acquired by the Navy, 5 April 1943
Commissioned USS Mettawee (AOG-17), 26 August 1943
Decommissioned, 29 March 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 10 September 1946, renamed Clearwater
Final Disposition, for Unites States of America ( Dept. of Commerce ),
scrapped at Terminal Island 1964.
( See photos below )
Specifications:
Displacement 846 t.(lt) 2,270 t.(fl)
Length 220' 6"
Beam 37'
Draft 17'
Speed 10 kts.
Complement 62
Armament one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 40mm guns, three single 20mm gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 1,228 DWT
Propulsion diesel direct drive, single screw, 720hp.

View the Mettawee (AOG-17)
DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway web site.

View also  Clearwater / Mettawee (AOG-17) history of the Library of Library-site.

The Miramar Ship Index for "METTAWEE"
IDNo:
6116105
Year:
1943
Name:
METTAWEE
Launch Date:
28.11.1942
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
26.08.1943
Flag:
USA
Keel:
13.08.1942

Tons:
1139
Link:
-
DWT:
1600
Yard No:
1
Length overall:
67.4
Ship Design:
T1-M-A1
LPP:
63.9
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
11.3
Builder:
East Coast SY
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Bayonne, NJ.
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1D-10

Subsequent History:
[ Launched as CLEARWATER ] - 1946 CLEARWATER

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Terminal Island 1964.

History :
ON  
LR/IMO  
ID  
Year
Name  
Tons  
Change  
Main Owner
6116105
1943
CLEARWATER
1139
US Govt.
AOG-17
6116105
1943
METTAWEE
1139
1946
U.S. Navy

USS Mettawee (AOG-17) underway, date and place unknown.
( US Navy photo )
 
USS Mettawee (AOG-17) probably photographed in September 1943 just after completion of conversion. The secondary antiaircraft
battery consisted of four 20mm guns amidships and two on the bridge. This arrangement was also initially fitted to a few of the
ships of the Sakatonchee (AOG-19) class, before one or two 40mm singles were added.
( Photo US National Archives )
 
USS Mettawee (AOG-17) probably photographed in September 1943 just after completion of conversion. The secondary antiaircraft
battery consisted of four 20mm guns amidships and two on the bridge. This arrangement was also initially fitted to a few of the
ships of the Sakatonchee (AOG-19) class, before one or two 40mm singles were added.
( Photo US National Archives )