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El Cano (IX-79)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Xray - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Built in 1927, at Germaina Werft, Kiel, Germany
  • Acquired by the Navy, 8 August 1942, as Pioneer
  • Placed in service, as El Cano (IX-79), 17 August 1942
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications: unknown
    Displacement 464 t.
    Length 178' 2"
    Beam 28' 2"
    Draft 11' 9"
    Speed 7.5 kts
    Complement unknown
    one General Motors 8-133 Diesel engine
    single propeller, 400shp
    Ship's Service Generators
    one Diesel drive 30Kw 125V D.C.
    one Diesel drive 15Kw 125V D.C.

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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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