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Trefoil Class non-self propelled Storage Barge:
Built in 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (B7-D1) concrete-hulled barge, under a Maritime Commission contract at Barrett, Hilp & Belair Shipyard, San Francisco, CA.
Launched, date unknown
Acquired by the Navy and placed in service as Asphalt (IX-153), 30 June 1944
Damaged beyond economical repair by a storm at Saipan, 6 October 1944
Placed out of service, 23 February 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, 3 January 1946
Final Disposition, abandoned (145° 42" 14.27"N. 15° 13" 02.60N)
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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||The wreck of ex-Asphalt (IX-153) at Saipan.
||Photo by Phil Orr
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