USS Saugatuck AO/AOT-75

Saugatuck (AO-75) refueling USS Massachusetts BB-59 in the Pacific Ocean, 20 April 1945. Photo taken from Hornet (CV-12).  Pieter Bakels

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (18 1944)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (7) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row- Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal
Personal Award - Purple Heart (1 KIA, 18 June 1944)

; A river in Connecticut.
SAUGATUCK; a city in Michigan.
SAUGATUCK; on NavSource
on Wikipedia
AO-75: dp. 5,782 (It.); l. 523'6"; b. 68'; dr. 29'11"; s. 15 k.; cpl. 251; a. 1 5", 4 3", 4 40mm., 12 20mm.; cl. Suamico; T. T2-SE-A1)
Image from NavSource

On 22 January 1948
, Kalamazoo was transfered to Military Sea Transport Service and became T-AOT-75

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In July 2006 MARAD listed the Saugatuck under their disposal program.
At that time Bay Bridge Enterprises had been awarded on 06-02-2006 a contract for $549,999 to dispose of the Sauguatck.
The removal date from the James River Reserver Fleet (JRRF) was listed as 07-18-2006 and final disposal was listed as in process.

Ex-Saugatuck (AOT-75) moved from the James River Reserve Fleet through Hampton Roads
to Bay Bridge Enterprise of Chesapeake, VA. for scrapping, 18 July 2006.

It looks like the ship was made to look like a ghost with white paint.

This page is created because the webmaster is from the Saugatuck Area in Michigan - but served on USS Kawishiwi AO-146