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Quartz (IX-150)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Uniform - Delta

NJUD
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 - Philippines Liberation Medal


Maritime Commission type B7-D1 non-self propelled concrete-hulled barge:
  • Built under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1330), at Barrett, Hilp & Belair Shipyard, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, 4 December 1943
  • Acquired by the Navy and placed in service as Quartz (IX-150), 13 April 1944, LCDR Paul N. Runyon in charge
  • Placed out of service, 31 December 1946, at Bremerton, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 January 1947
  • Sold to Foss Launch and Tug Co., 23 October 1947
  • Final Disposition, serving as a floating breakwater at Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,678 t.(lt) 10,960 t.(fl)
    Length 366' 4"
    Beam 54'
    Draft 26'
    Complement 52
    Cargo Capacity 3,000 DWT
    non-refrigerated 292,000 Cu ft
    Armament
    one single 40mm AA gun mount
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 610 Bbls
    Machinery
    four Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators

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    Quartz (IX-150)
    Quartz 62k Quartz (IX-150) at anchor near Leyte 1944-45.
    Photo by Vincent Cottrell.
    Dan Cottrell in honor of his father Vincent Cottrell, Coxswain, USNR USS Culebra Island
    Quartz 75k Quartz (IX-150) at anchor, date and location unknown.. Tommy Trampp
    Post WWII Service
    Quartz 45k Ex-Quartz (IX-150) at anchor as a breakwater for a log pond at a paper mill at Powell River, British Columbia, Canada, date unknown. Ex-Quartz is one of ten concrete ships making up the breakwater. These ten concrete ships, including one from World War I, are believed to be the only ones still in existence. The other concrete barges shown in this image are P.M Anderson (center) and Peralta (right). Dan Cottrell
    Quartz 42k Ex-Quartz (IX-150) at anchor as a breakwater for a log pond at a paper mill at Powell River, British Columbia, Canada, date unknown. Ex-Quartz is one of ten concrete ships making up the breakwater. These ten concrete ships, including one from World War I, are believed to be the only ones still in existence. Dan Cottrell
    Quartz 57k Ex-Quartz (IX-150) at anchor as a breakwater for a log pond at a paper mill at Powell River, British Columbia, Canada, date unknown. Dan Cottrell
    Quartz 57k Ex-Quartz (IX-150) at anchor as a breakwater for a log pond at a paper mill at Powell River, British Columbia, Canada, date unknown.
    Image courtesy of John Campbell, from © Concrete Ships
    Tommy Trampp, courtesy Dan Cottrell
    Quartz 63k Ex-Quartz (IX-150) at anchor in August 2014 as part of a breakwater for a log pond at a paper mill at Powell River, British Columbia.
    Image courtesy of John Campbell, from © Concrete Ships
    Robert Hurst
    Quartz 222k Ex-Quartz (IX-150) at anchor as a part of a breakwater for a log pond at a paper mill at Powell River, British Columbia in August 2014. Photo by Blair Pettis
    Quartz 186k Ex-Quartz (IX-150) with other hulks forming a breakwater for a log pond at a paper mill at Powell River, British Columbia in August 2014. Photo by Blair Pettis

    Quartz (IX-150)
    DANFS
    history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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