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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 19459 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 3,381 t.(lt)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 27' 1"
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement 210
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    one single 3"/50 cal gun mount
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion
    one vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two boilers
    single propeller 2,500shp

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    YW-90 600k 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)
    DANFS history at the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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