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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Non-self propelled Barge:
Built in 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (B7-D1) concrete-hulled barge, under Maritime Commission contract 1333 at Barrett, Hilp & Belair Shipyard, San Francisco, CA.
Launched, date unknown
Acquired by the Navy and placed in service as Feldspar (IX-159), 11 August 1944
During World War II Feldspar was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
Sold to Asia Development Corp. at Subic Bay, Philippines, 7 August 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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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||Feldspar (IX-159) in tow by the British oil tanker SS Iroquois. The tow consisted of the Feldspar of 8500 tons, a floating torpedo repair barge of 3000 tons and a steel barge of 300 tons. The tow was 5500 feet in length and was from Pearl Harbor to Eniwetok (2548 miles at 7.06 knots)and thence to Ulithi (1376 miles at 7.36 knots).
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