Sakatonchee (AOG-19) Class: Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For most classes many other photographs exist.
For more complete online collections of U. S. Navy ship photographs see in particular the NHHC Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23)

Although this ship was delivered by her builder and commissioned in May 1944, she did not complete fitting out at the New York Navy Yard and report for shakedown until August 1944.
This was one of only a few early ships of this class that had an intermediate armament in which one 40mm single on a tall stand forward was added to the original 1-3" aft and 4-20mm amidships.

Photo No. 19-N-68216
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Ontonagon (AOG-36)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 5 November 1944 three weeks after reporting for duty at New York.
She is carrying what became the standard armament for this class: 1-3"/50 aft, two 40mm singles abreast amidships, one 20mm on the catwalk behind them and two on the bridge wings.

Photo No. 19-N-78015
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Ontonagon (AOG-36)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 5 November 1944 three weeks after reporting for duty at New York.

Photo No. 19-N-78017
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Wautauga (AOG-22)

The second of four ships of this class built at Galveston, Texas, and completed at Houston.
The upward sweep of the lower rubbing strake at the bow was steeper on the Texas-built ships than on the ones from Bayonne, otherwise they were nearly identical.

Photo No. 19-N-76170
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
USS Calamus (AOG-25)

Photographed on 12 October 1945 after being blown ashore by a typhoon at Naha, Okinawa.
Unlike her sisters Sheepscot (AOG-24) and Sacandaga (AOG-40), which were destroyed in place after being wrecked in typhoons, Calamus was refloated within about three weeks and fully repaired.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe

 
USS Sakatonchee (AOG-19)

Returning to San Francisco in January 1946.
Note the homeward-bound pennant flying from the foremast

Photo No. NH 78587
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Ammonusuc (AOG-23)

Photographed soon after her return to San Francisco in March 1946.

Photo No. NH 78152
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Sequatchie (AOG-21)

The first of the four Texas-built ships of this class returning to San Francisco in March 1946.

Photo No. None
Source: Shipscribe