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USS Supply (AVS-1)
USS Supply (IX-147) (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Sierra - Delta
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Supply Class Aviation Stores Issue Ship:
Built in 1921 as MS Ward, by Doulett and Williams, New Orleans, LA.
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 5 February 1944 at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Converted for Naval service as an Aviation Supply Issue Ship
Commissioned USS Supply (IX-147), 8 February 1944, LCDR. A. J. F. Schmidt, USNR, in command.
During World War II USS Supply was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and assault of southern Palau Islands (Peleliu), 6 to 14 October 1944
Following World War II USS Supply was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 2 November 1945
Redesignated Aviation Supply Ship (AVS-1), 25 May 1945
Decommissioned, 4 February 1946 and returned to the War Shipping Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
Sold by the Maritime Commission, 26 January 1947, to Florida Pipe and Supply Co.,
Final Disposition, fate unknown
USS Supply earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 13,250 (fl.)
Draft 27' 2"
Speed 11.8 kts.
one single 4"/50 cal gun mount
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity Diesel-7,675 Bbls
one Busch-Sulzer Diesel 6 CMT engine
Ship's Service Generators
two turbo-drive 340Kw 240V D.C.
one turbo-drive 35Kw 240V D.C.
single propeller, 3,500shp
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||USS Supply (AVS-1) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy History and Heritage Command photo # NH 84651, from the collections of the US Navy History and Heritage Command.
USS Supply (IX-147 / AVS-1)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 16 August 2013
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