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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"
    Beam 56'
    Draft unknown
    Speed 10 kts
    Complement unknown
    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 138k
    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
    Tommy Trampp

    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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