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USS City of Dalhart (IX-156)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Alpha - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) World War II Victory Medal

  • Built in 1921 for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) as MV City of Dalhart at Oscar Daniels Co., Tampa, FL.
  • Completed, 28 February 1921 and delivered to the USSB
  • Leased to United States Lines, 31 December 1941
  • Acquired by the Navy, 29 February 1944, at Oakland, CA.
  • Commissioned USS City of Dalhart (IX-156), 2 June 1944 at San Francisco, LCDR C. M. Lokey, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS City of Dalhart was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 11 to 15 August 1945

  • Decommissioned, 28 January 1946
  • Laid up, 28 January 1946, at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 22 January 1947, to Florida Pipe & Supply Co.
  • USS City of Dalhart earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 8,747 t.(fl)
    Length 416'
    Beam 54'
    Draft 18' 9"
    Compliment unknown
    Cargo Capacity9,200 t. total
    non-refrigerated 38,000 Cu ft
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    one single 40mm AA gun mount
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 14,400 Bbls
    one Busch-Sulzer Diesel engine
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    three Diesel-drive 75Kw 240V D.C.
    single propeller, 3,000shp

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    City of Dalhart
    RG-19-LCM Photo # Unknown
    123k USS City of Dalhart (IX-156) near the US Naval Drydocks, Hunters Point, San Francisco, CA., 3 June 1944.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo No. Unknown and US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # 19-N-77664 US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green
    City of Dalhart
    RG-19-LCM Photo # 19-N-77664

    USS City of Dalhart (IX-156)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Site
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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