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USS Gazelle (IX-116)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Golf - Hotel
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 (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
Armadillo Class Mobile Station Tanker:
Laid down, 11 October 1943, as SS Cyrus K. Holliday, a Maritime Commission type (Z-ET1-S-C3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1905), at California Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 9 November 1943
Commissioned, USS Gazelle (IX-116), 29 November 1943, at San Pedro, CA., LT. Joseph P. Marshall in command
During World War II USS Gazelle was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Following World War II Gazelle performed occupation duty in the Far East, remaining at Jensen Ko, Korea as a unit of the Korean Service Group
Decommissioned, 9 May 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 10 May 1946, name reverted to SS Cyrus K. Holliday
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
Sold in May 1948 by the Maritime Commission to Intercontinental Steamship Corp., renamed SS Evistar, US flagged
Renamed SS Chrysstar in 1949, same owner
Sold in 1950 to Liberian Shipping Inc., Monrovia, Liberian flagged, renamed SS Chrysanthy
Converted in 1955 to a dry cargo ship at Antwerp, renamed SS Rhapsody
Reflagged Greek flag in 1955
Renamed SS Fos in 1960, same owner.
Sold in 1966 to Trans-Pacific Shipping Co, renamed SS Pacific Logger, Liberian flagged
Sold to Taiwan breakers and scrapped at Kaohsiung in September 1968
USS Gazelle received one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 2 to 8 February 1944
Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll, 18 to 26 February 1944
Displacement 14,500 t.
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 11.5 kts
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 8,500 DWT
Oil 63,000 bbls
Fuel Capacity NSFO 13,700 Bbls
Joshua Hendy Ironworks vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 220psi 450°
three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 2,500shp
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||Ex USS Gazelle (IX-116) in commercial service as SS Fos, date and location unknown.
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USS Gazelle (IX-116) Miscellaenous Items of Interest
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Marshall, Joseph P.||USNR||29 November 1943 - 18 April 1944|
|02||LT. Hodgkins, Wyman W. ||USNR||18 April 1944 - 17 May 1944|
|03||LT. Koeller, John B.||USNR||17 May 1944 - 1 November 1945|
|04||LT. Evans, Frank Bowen||USNR||1 November 1945 - 9 May 1946|
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 7 May 2010
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