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The  LAST  WWII T3 Oiler and the FIRST MSC Oiler

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Cimmeron Class Fleet Oiler: 
Laid down, 23 December 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (T3-S2-A3) tanker hull,
at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Sparrows Point, MD. Launched, 10 July 1944
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USS TALUGA  AO-62
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International Radio Call Sign

NWOS
November - Whiskey - Oscar - Sierra


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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Personnel Awards

Purple Heart (12-WIA, 16 April 1945)
Complement:  Officers - 22   Enlisted - 291
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Specifications:     Length 553'    Beam 75'    Draft 32'    Speed 18.3 kts. (trial)
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Cargo Capacity:   NSFO - 123,700 Bbls   Gasoline - 788,000 Gals  Fuel Capacity 15,000 Bbls
Propulsion:  2 Bethlehem Steel geared turbines, 4 Foster and Wheeler K-type boilers,  double Falk Main Reduction Gear, twin propellers, 13,500shp
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Ship's Service Generators: 2 turbo-drive 400Kw 230V A.C.  and 1 Diesel-drive 150Kw 230V A.C.
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During WWII USSTaluga was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Leyte operation  Leyte landings, October 1944   3rd Fleet supporting operations Okinawa Attack, October 1944
Luzon operation  3rd Fleet supporting operations -
Formosa attacks, January 1945
Okinawa Gunto operation  Assault and occupation of
Okinawa Gunto, March to June 1945
3rd Fleet operations against Japan  July to August 1945
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Taluga; A river in Florida  Almost: A Nation in the Pacific
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