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USS Yucca (IX-214)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Mobile Floating Storage Tanker:
Built in 1920 as the Emergency Fleet Corporation design 1047 tanker SS Utacarbon under United States Shipping Board contract # 1466 at Bethlehem Steel Co., Alameda, CA., Chartered Union Oil Co., 24 April 1942
Reacquired by the War Shipping Administration, 13 January 1943, for Lend-Lease to the Soviet Union, renamed SS Varlaam Avanesov, reflagged USSR
Returned to the War Shipping Administration, in February 1945
Transferred under contract to the Union Oil Co., 1 March 1945, renamed SS Utacarbon re-flagged US
Acquired by the US Navy, 4 July 1945, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Renamed Yucca, 9 March 1945
Converted for naval service at San Francisco, CA.
Commissioned USS Yucca (IX-214), 9 July 1945.
Decommissioned, 19 February 1946, at Mobile, AL. and returned to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 24 January 1947, (MARAD contract PD-X-237) for $12, 696.00, to the Pinto Island Metals Co. Delivered 24 January 1947
Displacement 10,749 t.
Speed 10 kts.
Oil 74,500 Bbls
one 4"/50 gun mount
one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
one vertical triple expansion steam engine
three single end boilers
Ship's Service Generators
three turbo-drive 75Kw 120V D.C.
one turbo-drive 100Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,800shp
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||SS Utacarbon underway during builders trials around 25 March 1920 after completion by the Bethlehem S.B. Corp., Alameda,
US National Archives photo # RG-32-S, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||SS Utacarbon underway while in the livery of the Union Oil Co., date and location unknown.
USS Yucca (IX-214)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 6 November 2015
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