From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships



A river in Alabama.


(AOG - 27: dp. 845; l. 220'6"; b. 37'; dr. 13'1"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 62; a. 1 3"; cl. Mettawee)


Escatawpa (AOG-27) was launched by the East Coast Shipyard, Inc., Bayonne, N.J., on 3 June 1944 and commissioned on 18 August 1944, Lieutenant H. T. Nottage, USCGR, in command. She was assigned to the Pacific Fleet, operating thereafter in fueling ships and craft on an interisland circuit in the central Pacific. A typhoon drove her aground at Kagoshima Kaiwan on 17 September 1945. She was refloated on 10 October and returned to San Francisco where she was placed out of commission on 20 March 1946 and subsequently transferred to the Maritime Commission.


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