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USS Clifton (IX-184)

International Radio Call Sign:
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NAIQ
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 Dilworth at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Alameda, CA.
  • 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 February 1947
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,600 t.
    Length 453' 2"
    Beam 54'
    Draft 27' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Cargo Capacity 10,700 DWT
    Oil, 80,400 Bbls
    Armament
    one 4"/50 gun mount
    one 3"/50 dual gun mount
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion
    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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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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