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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.
   photo Nodaway_zpsxxmafqae.jpg
The MT "Nodaway" laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, circa November 1959 - August 1964, location unknown.
( Photo thanks to Robert Hurst )
   photo NODAWAY_zpsb1ef3ec1.jpg
"Nodaway", (T-AOG-78) moored to a buoy, date and location unknown.
( Photo thanks to Robert Hurst )

Ship Report for "TARCOOLA"
IDNo:
5254242
Year:
1945
Name:
TARCOOLA
Keel:
19.02.1945
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
15.05.1945
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
12.09.1945

Tons:
3235
Link:
-
DWT:
4205
Yard No:
212
Length overall:
99.1
Ship Design:
T1-M-BT2
LPP:
94.2
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
14.6
Builder:
Todd-Houston
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Houston
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1D-10

Subsequent History:
1945 BELRIDGE - 1950 NODAWAY

Disposal Data:
At 30/06/2001, laid up in U.S.Reserve at Tsuneishi, Japan

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
5254242
1945
TARCOOLA
3235
U.S. Govt.
5254242
1945
BELRIDGE
3235
1945
U.S. Govt.
AOG-78
5254242
5254242
1945
NODAWAY
3235
1950
U.S. Navy

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