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USS Jicarilla (ATF-104)
International Radio Call Sign:
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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 - - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal
USS Jicarilla (ATF-104) was transferred to Colombia, renamed ARC Sebastian De Belalcazar (RM-73)
Abnaki Class Fleet Ocean Tug:
Laid down, 25 August 1943, as (AT-104) at Charleston Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Charleston, S.C.
Launched, 25 February 1944
Redesignated Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF-104) 15 May 1944
Commissioned, USS Jicarilla, 26 June 1944, at Charleston, S.C., LCDR. W. B. Coats in command
During WWII USS Jicarilla was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 to 22 January 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 16 to 29 April and 13 to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS Jicarilla was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Decommissioned, 14 June 1950, at San Diego, CA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Transferred to MARAD in August 1962 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1963
Transferred, cash sale, under the Security Assistance Program to Columbia, 1 March 1979, renamed ARC Sebastian De Belalcazar (RM-73)
Final Disposition, sunk as a artificial reef at Bahia Solano off the northern Pacific coast of Colombia, 2 September 2004
USS Jicarilla earned two battle stars for World War II service
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September to 18 October 1945||17 June to 25 October 1947
|3 to 7 December 1945||7 April to 24 May 1949
|22 January to 4 April 1949||
|6 to 11 June 1949||
Displacement 1,240 t.(lt) 1,675 t.(fl)
Beam 38' 6"
Draft 15' 4"
Speed 16.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
one single 3"/50 cal. dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 2,225 Bbls
four 750hp Busch-Sulzer BS-539 Diesel main engines driving four General Electric main drive generators and two 1500hp pulsation motors
three Diesel-drive General Motors 3-268A auxiliary services engines driving
three Ship's Service Generators
two 200Kw 120V/240V DC
one 100Kw 120V/240V DC
single propeller, 3000shp
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||USS Jicarilla (ATF-104) inbound passing through the Golden Gate into San Francisco Bay, circa 1946-47. Note the ship's hull number is painted in black numerals on ships bow.
||USS Jicarilla (ATF-104) undergoing overhaul and inclining experiments at Bremerton, 28 Oct 1948.
ARE Sebastian De Belalcazar (RM-73)
||Ex-USS Jicarilla (ATF-104) in Columbian Naval service as ARC Sebastian De Belalcazar (RM-73)
||Submitted by Alexandra Garcia Nino to National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
USS Jicarilla (ATF-104)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 24 February 2017
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