USS Klickitat, AOG-64

Feb. 5, 2021

USS Klickitat, AOG-64

A river in Washington State.

Builder: East Coast Shipyard, Bayonne, New Jersey

Length: 220' 6"

Beam: 37'

Draft: 17'

Displacement: 2,270 (fl)

Commissioned: 14 July 1945

Decommissioned: 23 January 1946

Disposition: Sold

Machinery: 720 hp diesel direct drive; single propeller

Top Speed: 10 knots

Complement: 62

Armament: 1 3"/50; 2 x 40mm; 3 x 20mm


The USS Klickitat was a Klickitat-Class gasoline tanker.  She was launched 24 March 1945, by St. John's River Shipbuilding Corp., Jacksonville, Fla., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. I. B. McDaniel; acquired by the Navy and commissioned 14 July, Lt. M. J. Seibert, USCG, in command.

Departing Jacksonville 28 July, Klickitat arrived Hampton Roads, Va., 31 July. After shakedown in the Chesapeake Bay, the gasoline tanker proceeded on 23 August for Rockland, Maine, arriving the 26th. She returned to Norfolk 3 September and departed 23 November with MicMffamme (AOO-65) for Houston, Tex. Arriving 2 December, she loaded a cargo of diesel oil, sailed 3 December for the East Coast, and arrived Norfolk 12 December. Remaining at Norfolk, Klickitat decommissioned 23 January 1946 and was returned to the Maritime Commission 24 January. Her name was struck from the Navy List 7 February 1946. Following merchant service as SS Captain, she was acquired in 1949 by the Argentine Navy and renamed Punta Loyola.


Cutter Files, Coast Guard Historian's Office

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.