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USS Clyde (IX-144) (1944 - 1945)
USS St. Mary (IX-144) (1944)
November - Juliet - Tango - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Clyde Class Mobile Station Tanker:
Built in 1918 as the tanker SS Swivel, at Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Works, Newcastle, England
Acquired by Tankers Ltd., London, in 1920, renamed SS Scottish Bard
Acquired by Soc Anon de Navy, Genoa, Italy, in 1930, renamed SS Bacinin Padre
Seized by the government of Venezuela in 1940, renamed SS Manzanares
Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, Panama in 1941, managed by Standard Oil Co. of N.J. renamed SS Swivel
Acquired by the US Navy from the War Shipping Administration, 9 February 1944, at Brisbane, Australia
Commissioned USS St. Mary (IX-144), 14 March 1944, LT. H. I. Ross, USNR, in command
Renamed USS Clyde (IX-144), 10 June 1944
Decommissioned, 9 April 1945, and placed in service
Transferred to the War Shipping Administration, 7 February 1946, at Subic Bay, P.I.
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946 (Source - Navy Bulletin, 15 June 1946 - op-414-E-eh, Serial 3297P414, 5 June 1946)
Returned to Italian Government per Executive Order 9935 signed by President Truman, 16 March 1948
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 4,800 t.(lt) 10,800 t.(lim)
Length 409' 8"
Beam 52' 5"
Draft 25' 3"
Speed 11 kts.
Cargo Capacity Oil 51,200 Bbls
one single 4"/50 cal gun mount
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity 5,800 Bbls
one vertical triple-expansion steam engine
three single-ended cylindrical Scotch boilers, 150psi, Sat.
two recip-drive 15Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 2,800shp
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