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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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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
Non-self propelled Storage Barge:
Laid down in 1943 as Slate, a Maritime Commission type (B7-D1) concrete-hulled barge, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1328), at Barrett, Hilp & Belair Shipyard, South San Francisco, CA.
Launched in 1943
Acquired by the Navy and placed in service as Carmita (IX-152), in May 1943
During World War II Carmita was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Service Squadron 10 and served at:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 September 1946
Final Disposition, sunk in 1947, location unknown
- Eniwetok, Marshal Islands, July 1944 to September 1944
- Ulithi Atoll, Carolina Islands, October 1944 to May 1945
- San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, May 1945 to January 1946
- Guiuan, Samar, Philippines, February 1946
Displacement 5,678 t.(lt) 10,960 t.(fl)
Length 366' 4"
Cargo Capacity 3,000 DWT
non-refrigerated 292,000 Cu ft
one single 40mm AA gun mount
four single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 610 Bbls
four Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
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||Carmita (IX-152) at San Francisco, 19 May 1944, a week after being placed in service. The numbered alterations include two
crawler cranes, raised tubs for two 20mm guns forward, and a tub for another pair aft.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-76374, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||Carmita (IX-152) at anchor, in Ulithi Atoll, date unknown.
||John Partin Carmita
||Carmita (IX-152) at anchor, in Ulithi Atoll, with LCT 758 alongside, date unknown.
||Bill Walsh in honor of his father Sgt. William C. Walsh USMCR Carmita Marine Detachment
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|Officer in Charge|
|01||LT. Burch Jr., Charles E.||1944 - 1945|
|02||LTjg. Raney, Walter A.||1945 - 1946|
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