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USS Samar (ARG-11)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Charlie - Alpha
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Luzon Class Internal Combustion Engine Repair Ship:
Laid down, 21 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 2683) at Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard, Inc., Baltimore, MD.
Launched, 19 October 1944
Acquired by the Navy, 31 October 1944 from the Maritime Commission
Converted to an Internal Combustion Engine Repair Ship at Bethlehem Key Highway Plant, Baltimore, MD.
Commissioned USS Samar (ARG-11), 5 June 1945, CDR. Andrew Milton Harvey, USN in command
During World War II USS Samar was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Samar was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|21 September 1945 to 5 May 1946||21 September 1945 to 5 May 1946
Decommissioned, 24 July 1947 at San Diego, CA., laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration, 12 October 1961, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Permanent custody assumed by the Maritime Administration, 1 September 1962
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1962
Final Disposition, sold, 10 December 1973, to Zidell Explorations Inc. (PD-X-967) $183,445 for non-transportation use, physically delivered for scrapping, 25 January 1974
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,350 t.(trial)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 23' (lim)
Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
one 3"/50 gun mount
two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
twelve single 20mm AA gun mounts
Ship's Service Generators
three 350Kw 450V A.C.
two 60Kw 120V D.C.
Fuel Oil Capacity 19,540Bbls
one General Machine Corp. vertical triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers 220psi 450°
single propeller, 2,500shp
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||USS Samar (ARG-11) at anchor, circa 1945, location unknown.
US Navy photo # NH 90562. Courtesy of William H. Davis, 1980, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
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USS Samar (ARG-11)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Harvey, Andrew Milton, USN||5 June 1945 - 9 April 1947|
|02||LCDR. Delnorth, Lee James, USN||9 April 1947 - 24 July 1947|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 21 November 2014
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