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USS Andrew Doria (IX-132)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Lima - Charlie
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 - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
Andrew Doria Floating Storage Tanker:
Built in 1908 as the tanker SS Julio Fasio at Napier & Miller, Glasgow, Scotland
Renamed SS Tamarac, date unknown
Renamed SS Sequoya in 1914
Joined the Italian merchant marine in 1925, owned and operated by the Italian government
Scuttled at Tampico, Mexico in 1941
Raised in 1943 and repaired at Galveston, TX
Placed in commercial service by the War Shipping Administration as SS Alcibiadie
Acquired by the US Navy, 18 August 1944
Commissioned, USS Andrew Doria (IX-132), 23 August 1944, LT. Howard Buehler in command
During World War II USS Andrew Doria was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Decommissioned, 28 February 1946
Returned to the War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
Returned to Italian Government per Executive Order 9935 signed by President Truman, 16 March 1948
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS Andrew Doria earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 and 12 to 13 January 1945
Displacement 13,800 t. (lim)
Length 395' 4"
Beam 51' 7"
Draft 30' 6" (lim)
Speed 10 kts.
Cargo Capacity Oil 53,400 Bbls
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
three 40mm AA gun mounts
eight single 20mm gun mounts
two .30 cal. machine guns
Fuel Capacity 4,200 Bbls
one vertical triple-expansion steam engine
three single-ended cylindrical Scotch boilers, 200psi, Sat.
two recip-drive 15Kw 115V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,500shp
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||SS Tamarac before she became the British SS Sequoya in 1914. This ship joined the Italian merchant marine in 1925
and became USS Andrew Doria (IX-132) in 1944.
The Steamship Historical Society of America. Photo No. None. Courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Andrew Doria (IX-132)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 7 August 2015
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