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IX-112 Beagle

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
  • Commercial Service
    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
    Displacement 14,500 t.
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 28' 4"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 79
    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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    Commercial Service
    Beagle 67k Ex-Beagle (IX-112) in commercial service as the SSGeorge S outbound from Boston in March 1955. David Nixon

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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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