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Limestone (IX-158)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Alpha - Oscar

NAAO
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


Non-self propelled Storage Barge:
  • Laid down in October 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (B7-D1) concrete-hulled barge, under Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 1338) at Barrett, Hilp & Belair Shipyard, South San Francisco, CA.
  • Named Corundum (IX-164), 7 February 1944
  • Launched, 25 March 1944
  • Renamed and redesignated Limestone (IX-158), 23 May 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy, 14 October 1944 and placed in service as Limestone (IX-158)
  • During World War II Limestone (IX-158) was towed to Subic Bay, Philippine Islands for service as a stores barge
  • Limestone (IX-158) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.8.1 Service Group - Repair and Service Unit for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
  • Returned to the US in 1946
  • Placed out of service, 12 December 1946, at Seattle, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission and sold to Foss Launch & Tug Co., 11 September 1947
    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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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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