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USS Camel (IX-113)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Hotel - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Armadillo Class Mobile Station Tanker:
Laid down, date unknown, as SS William H. Carruth, a Maritime Commission type (Z-ET1-S-C3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1902), at California Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 31 October 1943
Commissioned, USS Camel (IX-113), 22 November 1943, at San Pedro, CA., LT. D. Dunham, Jr., USNR, in command
During World War II USS Camel was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 30 March to 30 June 1945
Following World War II USS Camel was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East
Decommissioned, 22 May 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 24 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS Camel received one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 14,500 t.
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 11 kts.
Cargo Capacity 8,500DWT
Oil 63,000 Bbls
one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
eight 20mm AA guns
NSFO 13,700 Bbls
one vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 225psi 450°
three recip-drive 20Kw 120v D.C. Ships' Service Generators
one propeller, 2,500shp
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||USS Camel (IX-113) officers and ship mascot The officer seated in the middle holding the ship's monkey mascot is ENS. Herbert R. Stender, the father of Jock Stender. The photo was taken sometime between 1944 and 1946. Photo courtesy Jock Stender.
USS Camel (IX-113)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 20 January 2012
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