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Don Marquis (IX-215)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Non-self-propelled Floating Storage Ship:
Laid down, 31 July 1943 as Don Marquis, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract at California Shipbuilding Building Corp, Los Angeles, CA.
Launched 23 August 1943
Delivered the Maritime Commission, 11 September 1944
Damaged in a collision in 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 31 May 1945
Placed in service as Don Marquis (IX-215), 31 May 1945
Placed out of service, date unknown, at Seeadler Harbor Anchorage, Manus Admiralty Islands
Custody returned to the War Shipping Administration, 28 November 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 19 October 1948, to the Far Eastern Panamanian Navigation Co., Shanghai, China for $40,000
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt), 14,250 t.(fl)
Length 441' 7"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 27' 7" (max.)
Speed 11 kts.
Cruise Radius 17,000 miles
one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
single propeller, 2,500shp
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USS Don Marquis (IX-215)
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