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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 and 12 to 13 January 1945
  • 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
    Displacement 13,800 t. (lim)
    Length 395' 4"
    Beam 51' 7"
    Draft 30' 6" (lim)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 94
    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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    Andrew Doria 72k 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
    Robert Hurst

    USS Andrew Doria (IX-132)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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