USS Pawcatuck
 AO-108

One of Eight
JUMBOIZED Tankers





Pawcatuck (AO-108) underway entering Hampton Roads, VA.,     Web Site



Descriptiom is below

James River Photos

Jumboized - via David Merrill USS Canisteo (AO-99) Web Site

Cimmeron Class Fleet Oiler / Jumboized:
  • Laid down, 22 March 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (T3-S2-A3) tanker hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 2704) at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock, Chester, PA.
  • Launched, 19 February 1946     Commissioned USS Pawcatuck (AO-108), 10 May 1946
  • Jumboized, circa 1964-65         Decommissioned, 15 July 1975
  • Placed in service with MSC as USNS Pawcatuck (T-AO-108
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 September 1991
  • Title transfer to MARAD for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • Specifications:
    Displacement 7,236 t.(lt), 25,440 t.(fl)    Length 553'    Beam 75'    Draft 32'    Speed 18 kts.    Complement 314
    Armament one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount, four single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, four twin 40mm gun mounts, four twin 20mm gun mounts
    Cargo Capacity 146,000 barrels  Propulsion geared turbines, twin screws, 30,400hp
    Jumboized Specifications:
    Displacement 12,840 t.(lt), 33,987 t.(fl)    Length 644"    Draft 34' 9"    Armament none


  • Precedence of awards is from left to right

    National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2-Lebanon, 1-Cuba, 1-Dominican Republic)

     The former crewmen of the USS PAWCATUCK (AO-108)
    will hold their next reunion May 16-19, 2004 in Pensacola, FL
    Contact David Willis 15807 W. Cimarron Drive Surprise, AZ 85374-6153
    (623) 214-9835 Pager (602) 408-6038 dwshs53@aol.com


    USS PAWCATUCK (AO-108) joined the GRAND RAPIDS and DOUGLAS upon leaving Little Creek for Naples on 28 July.  PAWCATUCK acted as refueling escort as far as the Gulf of Cadiz. Patrol Gunboat Page




    HERE IS PICTURE THAT SETH PERRY HAD AND HE SHOWED THIS TO JAN AND I WHEN WE STOPPED TO SEE HIM AND HIS WIFE
     ON THE 24TH OF MAY SETH DIED THE 9TH OF JUNE AND HIS WIFE TALKED TO ME ON THE PHONE AND I ASKED HER
     IF I COULD HAVE THE PICTURE OF THE SHIP WHICH IS GOING UNDER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE IN NEW YORK
     HE WAS NOT SURE WHEN THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN BUT IT COULD HVE BEEN IN SEPT OF 1955
    WHEN WE DID GO TO NEW YORK AND GO TO SHIPYARD AND TIE UP FOR A FEW DAYS HOPE YOU ENJOY IT;  DAVE WILLIS Go To Tanker Page