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Noxubee:  A River in Mississippi

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Call Sign


November, Charlie, Bravo,  Charlie
Flag Hoist  -  International Call Sign
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Ribbon History is at NavSource
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Both types of Navy ships have performed UNDERWAY REPLENISHMENT AT SEA  "UNREP"

Did you know that Admiral Michael Mullen, Our Chairman of  Chief of Naval Operations,
First Command was that of Noxubee, as a Lieutenant at age 26.  -  Read this Story
YES - Admiral Mullen knows full well the importance of UNREP.

Read an UNREP STORY of Noxubee.    View "The History of Navy Oilers"
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Patapsco Class Gasoline Tanker

◊Laid down, 17 November 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (T1-MT-M1) tanker hull, under a Maritime Commission contract, at Cargill, Inc., Savage, MN.
◊Launched, 3 April 1945.  ◊ Commissioned USS Noxubee (AOG-56), 19 October 1945, at New Orleans, LA., Lt. John Lande, USNR, in command.
◊USS Noxubee was assigned to Occupation service in Europe for the following periods:
25 July 1951 to 19 April 1952 1 April to 5 October 1953.
◊Decommissioned, 6 March 1959, at Green Cove Springs FL.   ◊Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs.
◊Struck from the Naval Register, and transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, 1 July 1960.
◊Reinstated on the Naval Register in 1965.  ◊Recommissioned, 10 September 1966, at Norfolk, VA.
◊During the Vietnam War USS Noxubee participated in the following campaigns:
     •Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase II  5 April to 23 May 1967; 
Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase III  29 June to 1 August 1967;
    
Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase IV  9 May to 30 June 1968;  Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase V  1 July to 11 August 1968 / 18 September to 25 November 1968;
    
Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969 23 June to 25 September 1969  / 17 to 31 October 1969; 
    
Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970  1 to 13 November 1969  / 13 December 1969 to 9 January 1970.
    
Commander 25 January 1973 - 1 July 1975 was LCDR. Mullen, Michael Glenn :ADM
◊Decommissioned in 1975.      ◊Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1975.  Transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal.
◊Final Disposition, sold by MARAD for scrapping        ◊USS Noxubee earned six campaign stars for Vietnam War service.


Specifications:
Displacement 1,850 t.(lt) 4,335 t.(fl)    Length 310' 9"    Beam 48' 6"    Draft 15' 8"    Speed 14 kts.
Complement: Officers - 8: Enlisted - 116    :
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Armament:[4] 3"/50 dual purpose guns; [12] single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity: 2,210 DWT    Oils - 7,975 Bbls    Gasoline - 410,500 Gals    Fuel Capacity Diesel - 2,240 Bbls
Propulsion: [4] 980 hp 12-278A General Motors Diesel-electric engines [1]single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators: [2] Diesel-drive 225Kw 120V/240V D.C.  [1](GM 6-71) Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V/240V D.C.
                                           [1] one Diesel-drive 10Kw 240V D.C. two propellers, 3,300shp



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