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USS Beagle (IX-112)
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) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - 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 USS Beagle was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
Leyte landings, 13 October to 9 November 1944
Following World War II USS Beagle (IX-112) was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 15 September 1945 to 10 March 1946
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
USS Beagle (IX-112) earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred under a General Agency Agreement to Cosmopolitan Shipping Co., 25 March 1948
Sold to Edison Tanker Corp. Inc., New York City, 14 July 1948, renamed SS Edison Skipper
Sold in December 1954, reflagged Liberian, renamed SS George S, later Greek flagged SS Georgios Sideratos, and SS Maria G. L.
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1964
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
one steam reciprocating engine
single propeller, 2,500 shp
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|United States Maritime Commission
||United States Maritime Commission Tanker Design Z-ET-1-S-C3.
US National Archives photo thanks to Auke Visser's Famous T-Tanker Pages
| USS Beagle (IX-112)
Beagle - a breed of small scent hound, similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. The beagle was developed primarily for hunting hare (beagling).
Possessing a great sense of smell and superior tracking instincts, the beagle is the primary breed used as a detection dog for prohibited agricultural imports and
foodstuffs in quarantine around the world. The beagle is intelligent. It is a popular pet due to its size, good temper, and a lack of inherited health problems.(Wikipedia)
||Ex-USS Beagle (IX-112) in merchant service as SS Edison Skipper underway, date and location unknown.
||Ex-USS Beagle (IX-112) in merchant service as SS George S outbound from Boston in March 1955.
||Ex-USS Beagle (IX-112) in merchant service as SS Maria G.L. underway, date and location unknown.
USS Beagle (IX-112)
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
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 2 July 2021
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