USS Calamus, an 845-ton Mettawee class gasoline tanker, was built at Bayonne, New Jersey, under a U.S. Maritime Commission contract. She was transferred to the Navy when completed in July 1944 and placed in commission at that time. Calamus went to the Pacific in September 1944, arriving in the war zone later in the year. Into 1945 she served as a station tanker at Ulithi in the Caroline Islands, Eniwetok in the Marshalls and Saipan in the Marianas. In April she went to Okinawa, to support the ongoing battle to wrest that strategic island from the Japanese. Following the end of World War II, Calamus had occupation duty in the western Pacific. She returned to the United States in March 1946 and was decommissioned two months later. Transferred to the Maritime Commission in September 1946, Calamus was laid up in that agency's reserve fleet at Suisun Bay, California. She was sold for scrapping in March 1964.
This page features the only view we have concerning USS Calamus (AOG-25).
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Photo #: NH 78644
USS Calamus (AOG-25)
Underway off San Francisco, California, circa March 1946.
Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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In addition to the images presented above, the National Archives appears to hold other views of USS Calamus (AOG-25). The following list features some of these images:
The images listed below are NOT in
the Naval Historical Center's collections.
DO NOT try to obtain them using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".
USS Calamus (AOG-25), Underway in the vicinity of Norfolk, Virginia, 17 September 1944. Photographed from an aircraft based at Naval Air Station Norfolk.
Starboard quarter low aerial view. Calamus is painted in Camouflage Measure 32, Design 8AO.
As 80-G-280800, but high aerial view taken from almost directly ahead and slightly to starboard.
Reproductions of these images should be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system for pictures not held by the Naval Historical Center.
The images listed in this box are NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain them using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".
Page made 29 February 2004