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USS Meredosia (IX-193)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Kilo - Quebec
NAKQ
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


Mobile Floating Storage Tanker
  • Built in 1921 at Union Construction Co., Oakland, CA., as the Emergency Fleet Corporation design 1047 tanker, Liebre for Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Inc.
  • Assigned Registry Number (ID-4657) by US Navy
  • Acquired by the Navy from the WSA on bareboat charter basis
  • Commissioned, USS Meredosia (IX-193), 16 February 1945, LT. Thomas E. Doey in command
  • During World War II USS Meredosia was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 2 February 1946, at Mobile, AL., and returned to WSA the same day
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scraping, in February 1947, by the Maritime Commission to the H. H. Buncher Co., withdrawn 8 February 1947
    Specifications:
    Displacement 16,000 t.
    Length 454'
    Beam 56'
    Draft 29' 6"
    Speed 10.5 kts
    Complement
    8 officers
    92 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity Oil 10,935 DWT
    Armament
    two single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    eight 20mm guns
    Fuel Capacity NSFO 13,400 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one vertical triple expansion steam engine
    three Scotch boilers 220psi Sat°
    one recip-drive 120V D.C. Ship's service generator
    single propeller, 3,000shp

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    Meredosia 96k SS Liebre, 27 August 1941. She became USS Meredosia (IX-193) in 1945.
    The Steamship Historical Society of America (Alex. Shaw collection). Photo No. None. Courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Meredosia (IX-193)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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