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USS Atlantida (IX-108)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


  • Built at Belfast, Ireland, in 1924 by Workman Clark & Co.
  • Owned and operated by Standard Fruit & Steamship Co.
  • Acquired from the Maritime Commission by the Navy at Norfolk, VA., and commissioned, USS Atlantida (IX-108), 13 September 1943, LCDR. Thomas N. Saul in command.
  • USS Atlantida was used as a training ship for the Naval Mine Warfare School, Yorktown, VA.
  • Decommissioned, 16 May 1944, at Norfolk, VA. and turned over to the Maritime Commission
  • Struck from the Navy Register, 9 June 1944
  • Returned to Standard Fruit and Steamship Co. 11 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1960
    Specifications:
  • Displacement 3,380 t.
  • Length 365'
  • Beam 50'
  • Draft 20'
  • Propulsion system unknown
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    Atlantida (IX-108) / USS Essex
    DANFS history entry located on the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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