U.S. Navy Auxiliary Ships in WWII Dazzle Camouflage 1944-1945

Oilers & Gasoline Tankers (AO, AOG)

by Hull Number


AO: Fleet Oilers
AOG: Gasoline Tankers

Ships in red are not confirmed by photographic or textual research.
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Hull NumberNameClassTypeCamouflage DesignDesign DatePaint DateNotes Other
AO-1KanawhaKanawhaNA - Lost 4/8/43
AO-2MaumeeMaumaaAG-124 7/15/44
AO-3CuyamaMaumee32/4AO3/3/44
AO-4BrazosBrazos32/4AO2/18/44
AO-5NechesMaumeeNA - Lost 1/23/42
AO-6PecosMaumeeNA - Lost 3/1/42
AO-9PatokaPatokaAG-125 8/15/44
AO-21TippecanoePatoka*1
AO-22CimmarronCimmarronT3-S2-A132/13T9/20/44
AO-23NeoshoCimmarronT3-S2-A1NA - Lost 5/11/42
AO-24PlatteCimmarronT3-S2-A132/7AO8/29/44
AO-25SabineCimmarronT3-S2-A132/5AO8/29/44
AO-26SalamonieCimmarronT3-S2-A132/10AO6/14/447/8/44
AO-27KaskaskiaCimmarronT3-S2-A132/5AO8/29/44
AO-30ChemungCimmarronT3-S2-A1Atlantic Fleet
AO-32GuadalupeCimmarronT3-S2-A132/5AO8/29/44
AO-34ChicopeeChicopeeNAYF
AO-35HousatonicChicopeeNAYF
AO-36KennebecKennebecT2-SONAYF, Atlantic Fleet
AO-37MerrimackKennebecT2-SO32/6AO9/30/44
AO-38WinooskiKennebecT232/6AO9/22/44
AO-39KankakeeKennebecT2-SA32/6AO
AO-40LackawannaKennebecT2-SO32/6AO4/4/44
AO-41MattaponiMattaponiT2-A-MC-KAtlantic Fleet
AO-42MonongahelaMattaponiT2-A-MC-K32/6AO3/21/44
AO-43TappahannockMattaponiT2-A-MC-K32/6AO4/4/44
AO-44PatuxentMattaponiT2-A-MC-K32/6AO3/21/44
AO-45Big HornWAO-124 1/17/44
AO-46VictoriaVictoriaNAYF
AO-47NechesMattaponiT2-A-MC-K32/5AO*2
AO-48NeoshoKennebecT232/6AO3/21/446/9/44
AO-49SuamicoSuamicoT2-SE-A132/6AO8/22/44
AO-50TallulahSuamicoT2-SE-A132/6AO3/31/44
AO-51AstabulaAshtabulaT3-S2-A332/3AO7/8/44
AO-52CacaponCimarronT3-S2-A332/3AO8/22/44
AO-53CalienteCimarronT3-S2-A332/3AO8/22/44
AO-54ChikaskiaAshtabulaT3-S2-A333/1AO11/?/43
AO-54ChikaskiaAshtabulaT3-S2-A332/3AO12/11/4312/14/43*3
AO-55ElokominCimarronT3-S2-A3Atlantic Fleet
AO-56AucillaAshtabulaT3-S2-A332/3AO9/12/449/27/44
AO-57MariasCimarronT3-S2-A332/5AO2/29/44
AO-58ManateeCimarronT3-S2-A332/5AO3/13/444/7/44
AO-59MississinewaCimarronT3-S2-A332/3AO3/15/445/19/44Lost 11/20/44
AO-60NantahalaAshtabulaT3-S2-A332/3AO3/15/446/20/44
AO-61SevernAshtabulaT3-S2-A332/7AO6/28/448/10/44
AO-62TalugaAshtabulaT3-S2-A332/7AO8/1/44
AO-63ChipolaAshtabulaT3-S2-A332/5AO10/26/4412/9/44
AO-64TolovanaAshtabulaT3-S3-A332/3AO10/26/442/26/45
AO-65PecosSuamicoT2-SE-A132/3D (sic) for AO-654/14/44*4
AO-66AtascosaAtascosa32/6AO6/15/44
AO-67CacheSuamicoT2-SE-A232/5AO2/16/44
AO-68ChiwawaChiwawaT3-S-A1Atlantic Fleet
AO-69EnoreeChiwawaT3-S-A132/5AO
AO-70EscalanteChiwawaT3-S-A132/5AO
AO-71NeshanicChiwawaT3-S-A132/7AO*5
AO-72NiobraraChiwawaT3-S-A132/5AO4/11/44
AO-73MillicomaSuamicoT2-SE-A132/5AO4/20/44
AO-74SaranacSuamicoT2-SE-A132/3AO2/18/442/29/44
AO-75SaugatuckSuamicoT2-SE-A132/7AO4/20/44
AO-76SchuykillSuamicoT2-SE-A132/5AO3/17/44
AO-77CossatotSuamicoT2-SE-A132/10AO12/14/4412/28/44
AO-78ChepachetSuamicoT2-SE-A132/10AO7/3/44
AO-79CowanesqueSuamicoT2-SE-A1NAYF
AO-80EscambiaEscambiaT2-SE-A232/7AO4/20/44
AO-81KennebagoEscambiaT2-SE-A232/5AO3/15/443/28/44
AO-82CahabaEscambiaT2-SE-A232/5AO2/29/446/2/44
AO-83MascomaEscambiaT2-SE-A232/3AO1/4/444/8/44
AO-84OcklawahaSuamicoT2-SE-A132/3AO2/17/44
AO-85PamansetSuamicoT2-SE-A132/3AO2/18/44
AO-86PonangansetSuamicoT2-SE-A132/3AO2/18/44
AO-87SebecEscambiaT2-SE-A232/3AO*6
AO-88TomahawkEscambiaT2-SE-A232/3AO2/11/44
AO-89PasigNA - Decomm. 9/25/43
AO-93SoubrarissenEscambiaT2-SE-A2Comm. 1/5/45
AOG-1PatapscoPatapscoT1-MT-M132/2AO3/11/449/2/44
AOG-2KernPatapscoT1-MT-M132/2AO3/11/44
AOG-3Rio GrandePatapscoT1-MT-M132/2AO3/11/44
AOG-4WabashPatapscoT1-MT-M132/2AO3/11/44
AOG-5SusquehannaPatapscoT1-MT-M132/3D6/27/44
AOG-6AgawamPatapscoT1-MT-M132/3D8/21/44
AOG-7ElkhornPatapscoT1-MT-M1NAYF
AOG-8GeneseePatapscoT1-MT-M132/3D3/18/44
AOG-9KishwaukeePatapscoT1-MT-M132/3D3/18/44
AOG-10NemasketPatapscoT1-MT-M132/3D3/18/447/1/44
AOG-11TombigbeePatapscoT1-MT-M132/3D*7
AOG-12HalawaHalawa32/11A9/5/44
AOG-13KaloliKaloli32/11A6/1/44
AOG-14AroostookAroostookNAYF
AOG-15ConasaugaHalawaNAYF, Transferred to France
AOG-16GuyandotGuyandotNAYF, Transferred to France
AOG-17MettaweeMettaweeT1-M-A132/8AO5/19/44
AOG-18PasquotankMettaweeT1-M-A132/8AO5/19/44
AOG-19SakatoncheeMettaweeT1-M-A232/8AO5/19/44
AOG-20SeekonkMettaweeT1-M-A232/8AO5/19/44
AOG-21SequatchieSequatchieT1-M-A232/16D8/9/44*8
AOG-22WautaugaSequatchieT1-M-A232/16D*9
AOG-23AmmonusucMettaweeT1-M-A232/8AO5/9/44
AOG-24SheepscotMettaweeT1-M-A232/8AO5/9/44
AOG-25CalamusMettaweeT1-M-A232/8AO9/12/44
AOG-26ChiwaukumMettaweeT1-M-A132/8AO7/3/44
AOG-27EscatawpaMettaweeT1-M-A232/8AO9/18/44
AOG-28GualalaMettaweeT1-M-A232/16D8/22/44
AOG-29HiwasseeMettaweeT1-M-A232/8AO8/7/44
AOG-30KalamazooMettaweeT1-M-A232/16D8/24/44
AOG-31KanawhaSequatchieT1-M-A232/8AO11/3/44
AOG-32NarraguagasSequatchieT1-M-A2Comm. 12/2/44
AOG-33OchlockoneeMettaweeT1-M-A2Comm. 12/29/44
AOG-34OconeeMettaweeT1-M-A2Comm. 12/23/44
AOG-35OgeecheeMettaweeT1-M-A232/8AO10/26/44
AOG-36OntonagonSequatchieT1-M-A232/16D8/22/44
AOG-37YaharaSequatchieT1-M-A232/16D8/22/44
AOG-38PonchatoulaSequatchieT1-M-A232/16D8/29/44
AOG-39QuastinetMettaweeT1-M-A2Comm. 11/6/44
AOG-40SacandagaSequatchieT1-M-A2Damaged 10/9/45, not repaired
AOG-41TetonkahaMettaweeT1-M-A2Comm. 12/8/44
AOG-42TowaligaMettaweeT1-M-A2Comm. 12/14/44
AOG-43TularosaMettaweeT1-M-A2Comm. 1/10/45
AOG-44WakullaSequatchieT1-M-A2Comm. 2/3/45
AOG-45YaconaSequatchieT1-M-A232/16D
AOG-46WaupacaMettaweeT1-M-A2Comm. 2/9/45
AOG-47ShekellamyShekellamyNAYF, ex. AO-90
AOG-48ChehalisPatapscoT1-MT-M132/3D9/8/44
AOG-49ChestateePatapscoT1-MT-M132/2AO9/6/44
AOG-50ChewaucanPatapscoT1-MT-M132/3D
AOG-51MaquoketaPatapscoT1-MT-M132/3D
AOG-52MattabessetPatapscoT1-MT-M1Comm. 6/16/45
AOG-53NamakogonPatapscoT1-MT-M132/3DComm. 6/18/45.
AOG-60ManokinSequatchieT1-M-A232/8AO7/8/44
AOG-61SakonnetSequatchieT1-M-A232/8AO10/21/44
AOG-62ConemaughMettaweeT1-M-A2Comm. 3/21/45
AOG-63KlakanineMettaweeT1-M-A2Comm. 3/8/45
AOG-64KlickitatKlickitatT1-MT-BT132/2AO

Notation

Indicates the date that the Bureau of Ships sent to the ship or shipyard drawings and instructions to paint that camouflage design. That directive was usually followed and camouflage completion photos were returned to the Bureau. For the rows that are marked red, no verification memos or photos have yet been found.
Indicates the earliest date that memos or photos confirm painting in that design.
Not applicable.
No assignment yet found.
Indicates date commissioned, if after 1/1/45, ship may not have worn Measure 31-32-33 while commissioned. Exceptions were landing craft in Measure 31.

Footnotes

A Buships speedletter to AO-21 of the AO-9 class on 6/10/44 stated that camouflage drawings were being produced for all classes of ships and that until plans were received ships were to remain in Measure 21 in the Pacific Fleet. It is possible that no drawing for this ship was ever sent.
AO-47 was sent 32/6AO on 6/26/44, but was painted in 32/5AO by 7/17/44.
AO-54 painted in 33/1AO from SHIPS-2 in late 1943, was sent 32/3AO drawing on 12/11/43 and reported painting in 32/3AO on 12/14/43 in Norfolk.
A memo on 4/14/44 from BuShips to AO-65 indicates AO-65 was sent drawing 32/3D, but a 3D drawing for a T2 tanker class has not yet been found. (Perhaps it is a typo and should be 3AO.)
AO-71 was sent 32/7AO on 4/20/44, but could not paint until 9/20/44 at San Pedro. Then AO-71 was sent 32/5AO on 12/12/44; on 1/16/45 AO-71 asked BuShips if she should paint in 5AO and BuShips instructed by speedletter on 2/14/45 to paint in Measure 21.
AO-87 was sent 32/5AO on 2/25/44, but photos show 32/3AO.
Manitowoc Shipyard requested from BuShips on 4/12/44 if AOG-11 should be painted 32/3D; the Shipyard was notified by speedletter on 4/21/44 that 32/3D was appropriate and then BuShips sent the 32/3D drawing on 6/5/44.
AOG-21 was originally sent 32/8AO on 7/8/44, but later on 8/9/44 was sent 32/16D.
AOG-22 was originally sent 32/8AO on 7/8/44, but painted 32/16D later.
Dazzle - Oilers & Gasoline Tankers (AO, AOG) by Hull Number