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USS Mariveles (IX-197)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Mike - Sierra
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal
Mobile Floating Storage Tanker:
Built in 1923 as the Emergency Fleet Corporation design 1059 tanker SS Miller County at Baltimore Drydock & Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MD.
Assigned Registry Number (ID-4482) by US Navy
Navy changed to SS Aurora, date unknown
Acquired by the War Shipping Administration for service in 1943, renamed SS Jamestown
Authorized for use by the Navy as a storage and station tanker, 17 November 1944
Acquired by the US Navy and commissioned, USS Mariveles, 17 April 1945, at Brisbane, Australia, LCDR. Edward L. Newman in command
During World War II USS Mariveles was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 8 June 1946, at Subic Bay, P.I. and returned to the WSA the same day for disposal
Struck from the Naval Register, 10 June 1947
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, (PDX-402), 13 March 1948 at Subic Bay, P.I. to the Asia Development Corp.
Displacement 11.780 t.
Draft 28' 1"
Speed 10 kts
Cargo Capacity 10,800 DWT
Oil 81,300 Bbls
two single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 5,400 Bbls
one Sun Diesel engine
Ship's service generators
two recip-drive 15Kw 115V D.C.
one recip-drive 20Kw 115V D.C.
single propeller, 2,600 brake horsepower
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||SS Jamestown photographed, 20 November 1943 by a blimp based in Houma, LA.
US National Archives, RG-80-G, Photo # 272168 A US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Mariveles (IX-197)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 6 November 2015
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