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USS Whippet (IX-129)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Mike - Mike
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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
Armadillo Class Mobile Station Tanker:
Laid down, 31 October 1943, as SS Eugene W Hilgard a Maritime Commission type (Z-ET1-S-C3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1933) at Delta Shipbuilding Corp., New Orleans, LA.
Launched, 15 December 1943
Delivered to the US Navy, at New Orleans, LA., 13 January 1944
Commissioned USS Whippet (IX-120), 14 January 1944, LCDR. R. Parmenter in command
During World War II USS Whippet was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
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|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of the southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 30 June 1945
Decommissioned 1 July 1946, at San Francisco
Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 25 June 1946, for lay up with the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Decommissioned 1 July 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
Sold, 27 April 1951, to Hilgard Tanker Corp., name retained
Resold in July 1954 to a Liberian Shipping Co.
Resold in 1955 to Theodpilos J. Vatis, Greece
Converted to a dry cargo ship at Savannah, GA. in 1955, renamed SS Loida reflagged Liberian
Vessel lengthened at Kobe, Japan in 1965
Sold in 1971, renamed SS Nervion
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1971 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan
USS Whippet received two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 3,665 t.(lt) 15,425 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 11 kts.
one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
Propulsion two 220 PSI boilers, a single three cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine, single 4 blade, 18' 6" propeller, Shaft Horsepower, 2,500
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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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 29 August 2008
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