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USS Clifton (IX-184)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - India - Quebec
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
Clifton Class Mobile Floating Fuel Storage Ship:
Built in 1913 as SS Dilworth, an Emergency Fleet Corporation design 1047 tanker, at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Alameda, CA.
Assigned Registry Number (ID-4631) by US Navy
Operated under charter by Keystone Shipping Co., 21 April 1942, for the War Shipping Administration
Acquired by the Navy from the War Shipping Administration, 31 May 1945, at Brisbane, Australia
Commissioned Miscellaneous Unclassified USS Clifton (IX-184), 2 June 1945
During World War II USS Clifton was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned and returned to the Maritime Commission for disposal at Mobile AL., 14 January 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Pinto Island Metal Co., 28 January 1947 (PD-X-237)
Displacement 4,600 t.
Length 453' 2"
Draft 27' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
Cargo Capacity 10,700 DWT
Oil, 80,400 Bbls
one 4"/50 gun mount
one 3"/50 dual gun mount
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
one vertical triple expansion steam engine
two single end boilers
two recip-drive 15Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller 2,800shp
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||SS Dilworth, moored pierside, November 1938, location unknown.
Courtesy DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
USS Clifton (IX-184)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
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