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USS Flambeau (IX-192)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Kilo - Kilo
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
Flambeau Class Mobile Floating Fuel Storage Ship:
Built in 1919 as S.B. Hunt at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Chester, PA.
Assigned Registry Number (ID-4233B) by US Navy
Chartered to Standard Oil of N.J. by the War Shipping Administration, 26 April 1942
Acquired by War Emergency Tankers Inc., 21 March 1944
Acquired by the Navy from the War Shipping Administration, 8 January 1945, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Commissioned Miscellaneous Unclassified USS Flambeau (IX-192), 8 January 1945, LT. R. S. Green, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Flambeau was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 6 April 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 5 April 1946, at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Patpasco Scrap Corp. (PD-X-237 2 December 1946) withdrawn, 27 December 1946
Displacement 15,800 t.(fl)
Speed 10.6 kts
Oil 81,000 Bbls
one single 5"/51 cal single purpose gun mount
one 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
NSFO 5,900 Bbls
one vertical-triple expansion steam engine
three single end Scotch boilers, 190 psi Sat°
two recip-drive 15Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 2,600shp
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||SS S. B. Hunt at anchor, circa 1920s-1930s, location unknown. This American merchant tanker would be acquired by the US Navy
and service during World War II as USS Flambeau (IX-192).
Photo courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||SS S. B. Hunt under way, circa 1920s-1930s, location unknown.
US Navy photo, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||SS S. B. Hunt. Photographed, 15 July 1942, by a blimp based at NAS Lakehurst, N.J.
US National Archives, RG-80-G photo # 80-G-420143, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Flambeau (IX-192)
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
Last Updated 6 November 2015
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