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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Foxtrot - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
Armadillo Class Mobile Station Tanker:
Laid down, 27 September 1943, as SS David Rittenhouse, a Maritime Commission type (Z-ET1-S-C3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1901), at California Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 29 October 1943
Renamed Beagle (IX 112), 27 October 1943
Commissioned, USS Beagle (IX-112), 20 November 1943, at San Pedro, CA., LT. Robert E. Rew, Jr., USNR, in command
During World War II Beagle was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign;
Decommissioned, 13 June 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 13 June 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
Sold to Edison Tanker Corp. New York City, 14 July 1948, renamed SS Edison Skipper
Sold in December 1954, reflagged Liberian, renamed SS George S, later SS Georgios Sideratos, and SS Maria G. L.
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1964
Beagle earned one battle star for World War II service
Leyte landings, 13 October to 9 November 1944
Displacement 14,500 t.
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 11 kts.
one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
eight 20mm AA gun mounts
Propulsion steam reciprocating engine, single propeller, 2,500 shp
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||Ex-Beagle (IX-112) in commercial service as the SSGeorge S outbound from Boston in March 1955.
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 21 December 2007
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