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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)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,666 t.(fl)
    Length 431' 6"
    Beam 56'
    Draft unknown
    Speed 10 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    one 5" gun mount
    one 3"/50 gun mount
    eight 20mm guns
    Propulsion
    one vertical triple expansion steam engine
    three single end Scotch boilers, 220psi Sat°
    single propeller, 3,000shp

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    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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