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USS Sea Foam (IX-210)
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 as the Emergency Fleet Corporation design 1045 tanker SS Pennsylvania in 1917 at Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation, Quincy, MA.
Assigned Registry Number (ID-1625) by US Navy
Chartered, 5 February 1942, by the Texas Oil Co., at Cristobal, C.Z.
Returned to the Maritime Commission by Texas Oil Co., 18 January 1944 (Trade-in)
Operated under a General Agency Agreement by War Emergency Tanks, Inc., 7 February 1944
Acquired by the US Navy in February 1945
Commissioned, USS Sea Foam (IX-210), 15 May 1945, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Decommissioned, 24 December 1946, at Mobile, AL.
Redelivered to the War Shipping Administration, 8 February 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
Title passed to the Maritime Commission 12 December 1946 at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 12 December 1946, by the Maritime Commission for $14,010.00 to H.H. Buncher Co., delivered, 9 July 1947 (PD-X-237)
Displacement 6,666 t.(fl)
Length 431' 6"
Speed 10 kts
one 5" gun mount
one 3"/50 gun mount
eight 20mm guns
one vertical triple expansion steam engine
three single end Scotch boilers, 220psi Sat°
single propeller, 3,000shp
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Sea foam - Sea foam, is a type of foam created by the agitation of seawater, particularly when it contains higher concentrations of dissolved organic matter
derived from sources such as the offshore breakdown of algal blooms. (Wikipedia)
Photo - Sea foam at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, 25 March 2011 by ©Brocken Inaglory
USS Sea Foam (IX-210)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 2 April 2021
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