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USS Unicoi (IX-216)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal
Mobile Dry Storage Ship:
Built, circa 1919, as Unicoi at Oscar Daniels Co, Tampa, FL.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered to the USSB in May 1920
Renamed Excelsior, date unknown
Chartered by the American Export Lines, 3 April 1941
Taken over by the Navy, 20 April 1945, outside Tacloban in Leyte Gulf
Commissioned, USS Unicoi (IX-216) 23 April 1945
During world War II USS Unicoi was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 16 April 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 16 April 1946, at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
Sold, 7 October 1947, to the Walter W. Johnson Co.
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 13,150 t.(lim.)
Draft 27' 1" (max.)
one single surface 4" gun mount
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
one Worthington Diesel engine
single propeller, 2,900shp
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||USS Unicoi (IX-216) at anchor, circa 1945, location unknown. The thin stack with the large square base was fitted to the
ship when she was converted to diesel propulsion in the mid-1920s.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 84655, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Unicoi (IX-216)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 9 September 2011
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