High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Elkhorn (AOG-7) was a Patapsco-class gasoline tanker acquired by the U.S. Navy for the dangerous task of transporting gasoline to warships in the fleet, and to remote Navy stations. Elkhorn had the distinction of serving in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and returned home proudly with battle and campaign stars to her credit. Elkhorn was launched 15 May 1943 by Cargill Inc., Savage, Minnesota, sponsored by Mrs. J. A. Flynn, and commissioned 12 February 1944, Lieutenant (junior grade) T. A. Norris, USNR, in command.