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USS Jicarilla (ATF-104)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Victor - Uniform
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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    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:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September to 18 October 194517 June to 25 October 1947
    3 to 7 December 19457 April to 24 May 1949
    22 January to 4 April 1949 
    6 to 11 June 1949 
  • 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
    Displacement 1,240 t.(lt) 1,675 t.(fl)
    Length 205'
    Beam 38' 6"
    Draft 15' 4"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 80
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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)
    Jicarilla 689k 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. David Buell
    Jicarilla 392k USS Jicarilla (ATF-104) undergoing overhaul and inclining experiments at Bremerton, 28 Oct 1948. Alan Owens
    ARE Sebastian De Belalcazar (RM-73)
    Jicarilla 26k 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

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