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USS Justin (IX-228)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Laid down in 1944 as SS Gus W. Darnell, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract at Todd-Houston Shipbuilding Corp., Houston, TX.
Completed, 31 May 1944 and delivered to J.H. Winchester & Co., Inc., Houston, TX.
Constructive total loss as of 23 November 1944, at Leyte, Philippine Islands
Acquired by the USS Navy, 2 September 1945, at Guinan, Samar, Philippine Islands
Commissioned USS Justin (IX-228), 4 September 1945, at Guinan Roadstead, P.I., LT. William T. Hamilton in command
Following World War II USS Justin was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|9 August to 29 November 1945||9 August to 25 November 1945
Decommissioned, 23 January 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 25 May 1954. to Boston Metals Corp
Displacement 3,381 t.(lt)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 27' 1"
Speed 11 kts
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 cal gun mount
three single 20mm AA gun mounts
one vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
single propeller 2,500shp
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||YW-90 crew member James G. Andersen MoMM/2c on the left aboard USS Justin (IX228), at Shanghai, China, probably as a passenger in transit back to the US, circa October-November 1945.
||Gary Andersen for his father James G. Andersen MoMM/2c YW-90
USS Justin (IX-228)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 16 August 2013
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