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USS Abarenda (IX-131)
Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Mike - Tango
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 - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
USS Abarenda was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
Floating Storage Tanker:
Built in 1916 as the Emergency Fleet Corporation design 1047 tanker SS Acme for the United States Shipping Board at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA.
Assigned Registry Number (ID-2103) by the US Navy
Renamed Abarenda, 3 November 1943
Acquired by the US Navy, 26 February 1944
Commissioned USS Abarenda (IX-131), 18 April 1944, LCDR. Benjamin F. Lang-land, USCGR, in command
During World War II USS Abarenda (IX-131) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 28 February 1946, in the Philippines
Returned to the War Shipping Administration (WSA) that same day
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, at Subic Bay, P.I.
Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946, name reverted to SS Acme
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 29 January 1948, at Subic Bay to the Asia Development Corp. (PD-X-402) $271,000.00 in a 15 ship sale
Displacement 19,410 t.(fl)
Draft 25' 6"
Speed 10.2 kts
Cargo Capacity unknown
NSFO 8,700 Bbls
one vertical triple-expansion steam engine
three single-ended Scotch boilers, 200psi Sat°
three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 2,500shp
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||SS Acme at anchor, circa 1916, location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 104164, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||SS Acme moored pierside, possibly in the vicinity of San Francisco, CA., 7 December 1917, when she was inspected by the Twelfth Naval District.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 104070, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||SS Acme under tow after being torpedoed in the stern on 17 March 1942 by U-124 off North Carolina. She was abandoned by her crew but was later towed by Navy and Coast Guard vessels to Lynnhaven Roads, VA., and then to Newport News for repairs.
US National Archives photo #80-G-177204, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||SS Acme at anchor, 19 August 1943, location unknown.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo No. Unknown, a US Coast Guard photo now in the collections of the US National Achieves, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Abarenda (IX-131)
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
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS Abarenda (IX-131)
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 6 November 2015
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