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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 October 18 1944 - Launched November 19 1944
    Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission December 18 1944

    Commissioned December 29 1944 - Decommissioned January 14 1946
    Struck from the Naval Register February 7 1946
    Transferred to the Maritime Commission in June 1947 for disposal

    Sold by the Maritime Commission for commercial service.
    Owned by various companies including Texaco Oil Company
    Renamed SS Texaco No. 10
    Renamed SS Vincent Tibbetts until laid up in 2001
    Sunk as a deep water artificial reef September 5 2002

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     (1945)



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

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type 2tz


GregCiesielski Ochlockonee AOG33 19450205 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Ochlockonee AOG33 19450205 1 Postmark.jpg

Ship had no postal facilities on board, postmark is from another ship or a shore station.


Other Information

USS OCHLOCKONEE received the following awards during her Naval career - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal.

NAMESAKE - A river in Georgia and Florida.

Trivia - During her Naval career, she was manned by a US Coast Guard crew.



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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