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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (US Army, 1 battle star) - World War II Victory Medal
Designed by William Gardiner
Built in 1926 by William Muller, Wilmington, CA.
Acquired by the Navy, 2 February 1942
Placed in service , 19 February 1942, as Volador (IX-59), at Section Base, San Pedro, CA.
Placed out of service and delivered the War Shipping Administration, 17 August 1943, for transfer to the US Army
Struck from the Naval Register, 3 September 1943
Volador served the US Army as a communications ship in the Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA)
Volador participated in the Papua-New Guinea campaign
In addition to standard CP fleet duties Volador became a radio repair ship "to supply floating maintenance wherever most required."
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 114 t.
Beam 23' 5"
Draft 12' 3"
Propulsion sail with auxiliary engine
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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
Wikipedia - USS Volador (IX-59)
Last Updated 18 November 2016
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