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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates|
|Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944|
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|USS Tarazed (AF-13)
|101k||Tarazed (AF-13) beginning conversion from SS Chiriqui at Brewer Ship Yard, Staten Island, N.Y.,
two days after her acquisition by the Navy. Part of her white superstructure may already have been painted dark gray. To the right is
Betelgeuse (AK-28), later (AKA-11), being converted from
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. 19-N-24235, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|67k||USS Tarazed (AF-13) off Boston Navy Yard, 19 May 1942. The 3"/50 guns fore and aft are all on deck, as is the 5"/51 gun on
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM. photo # 19-N-29747, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|112k||USS Tarazed (AF-13) off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA, 19 November 1942
U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM. Photo # 19-N-37306, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|65k||USS Tarazed (AF-13) starboard broadside view underway off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA, 19 November 1942
US Navy Yard photo # 4183(42)
|CAPT. Jerry Mason, USN Ret.|
|179k||USS Tarazed (AF-13) heads east toward Gibraltar as Commodore of convoy UGS-33 on February 13, 1944. The convoy reached the Gibraltar
Strait, 2 March 1944, without incident.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-215546, a US Navy photo now in the custody of the US National Archives in College Park, MD.
|100k||USS Tarazed (AF-13) photographed by an aircraft from Hampton Roads, 26 September 1945.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM. photo, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|61k||Ex-USS Tarazed (AF-13) in merchant service as SS Blexen moored pierside at Bremerhaven, Germany in February 1967.||Photo Gerhard Mueller-Debus|
|01||CDR. Connally, James Monroe||14 June 1941 - ?|
|02||CDR. Chambers, Raymone W.||1943 - ?|
|05||CDR. Fife, William Wallace, USN (Ret) (USNA 1919)||5 May 1945 - December 1945|
|06||LT. Pollock, James G., USNR||December 1945 - 4 January 1946|
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