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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Mettawee Class Gasoline Tanker
    Keel Laid August 13 1942
    Launched November 28 1942 as Gasoline Barge CLEARWATER YOG-47
    Renamed and reclassified Gasoline Tanker (AOG) March 25 1943
    Acquired by U.S. Navy April 5 1943

    Commissioned August 26 1943 - Decommissioned March 29 1946

    Struck from the Naval Register (Date unknown)
    Laid up September 10 1946 in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay Group
    Name reverted to CLEARWATER

    Sold January 22 1964 to National Metals & Steel Corp. for scrap

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (1943)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type


JonBurdett mettawee aog17 19430925 pm.jpg
JonBurdett mettawee aog17 19430925.jpg



Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines LIberation Medal

NAMESAKE - An Indian‑named river in Washington County, New York



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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