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USS Carondelet (IX-136)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Quebec - Kilo
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 - Philippine Liberation Medal

Mobile Floating Storage Tanker:
  • Built in 1921 as Brennero at Societa Escercizio Bacini, Riva Trigossa, Italy
  • Renamed Gold Heels (date unknown)
  • Transferred to the US Navy from the War Shipping Administration (WSA), 24 February 1944
  • Commissioned, USS Carondelet (IX-136), 4 April 1944, LT. W. W. Morphew, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Carondelet was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 25 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration at Mobile AL.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 4,500 t.(lt) 11,780 t.(lim)
    Beam 59' 4"
    Draft 24' 10"
    Speed 10 kts.
    11 officers
    144 enlisted
    one 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    three twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 4,375 Bbls
    one vertical triple expansion steam engine
    two water tube boilers
    two turbo-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller

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    Carondelet 50k USS Carondelet (IX-136) moored pierside at Subic Bay, 1945. Ed Brinkman for his grandfather William F. Watt, S1/c USNR USS Carondelet
    Carondelet 97k USS Carondelet (IX-136) crew photo taken at Subic Bay, 1945. Ed Brinkman for his grandfather William F. Watt, S1/c USNR USS Carondelet
    Carondelet 30k USS Carondelet (IX-136) refueling USS LST-1000, Subic Bay, 1945. Bob Cornmesser USS Carondelet

    USS Carondelet (IX-136)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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