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Tarcoola
T1-M-BT2
Rincon Class Gasoline Tanker
Laid down, 19 February 1945, as Tarcoola, a Maritime Commission type (T1-M-BT2) tanker hull, under Maritime
Commission contract (MC hull 2639) at Todd Shipbuilding, Houston, TX.
Launched, 15 March 1945
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 12 September 1945, for operation under contract as a merchant tanker,
renamed Belridge
Acquired by the US Navy, 14 August 1950
Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Nodaway (T-AOG-78),
11 September 1950
Placed out of service and delivered to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) at Mobile, AL., 11 December 1959,
for temporary custody in full lay-up status
Re-acquired by the US Navy and placed in service in August 1965 as USNS Nodaway T-AOG-78)
Assigned to the MSC Ready Reserve Force (RRF) in October 1995, custody remains with MARAD,
berthed at Tsuneishi, Japan
( See photos below )
Specifications:
Displacement 2,100 t.(lt), 6,047 t.(fl)
Length 325'
Beam 48'
Draft 19'
Speed 11 kts.
Complement unknown
Armament none
Propulsion Propulsion, diesel

View the Nodaway (T-AOG-78)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site

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USS Nodaway (T-AOG-78) moored pierside at Pearl Harbor, November 1980.
( Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus )
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USS Nodaway (T-AOG-78) moored pierside at Pearl Harbor, November 1980.
( Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus )
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USS Nodaway (T-AOG-78) underway, date and place unknown.
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The MT "Nodaway" is docked alongside a shipyard wet berth.

Custody CARDS by PMARS is MARAD's official repository of NDRF ships "Tarcoola/Belridge"
Front of Card 1        &       Back of Card 1