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USS Roxane (AKA-37)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Uniform - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right top to bottom
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)

Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down 1 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (SE4-SE2-BE1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1898) at Welsh-Kaiser Co. Providence R.I.
  • Launched, 19 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS Roxane (AKA-37), 12 March 1945 at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA., CDR. R. Jacobson USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Roxane was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Twenty-Two, COMO. S.P. Jenkins;
    TransDiv Sixty-Five, CAPT. E.C. Rogers USN (18)
  • Following World War II USS Roxane was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    22 October to 8 November 1945
    7 to 21 January 1946
  • Decommissioned, 5 June 1946, at Seattle WA.
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia WA., 29 June 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 February 1966, to Zidell Explorations, Inc. for $81,001.00 (PD-X-713)
    Displacement 4,087 t.(lt) 7,080 t(fl)
    Length 426'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 16' (lim)
    Speed 16.9 kts.
    Officers 27
    Enlisted 276
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo capacity 980 DWT
    non-refrigerated 110,000 Cu. ft.
    one LCP(L)
    twelve LCVPs
    two LCMs
    Troop Capacity 264
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 9,540 Bbls
    Diesel 365 Bbls
    two Westinghouse turbo-electric engines
    two Wickes boilers, 450psi 750°
    Ship's Service Generators
    two turbo-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    one turbo-drive 150Kw 450V A.C.
    two turbo-drive 250Kw 450V A.C.
    twin propellers, 6,000shp.

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    USS Roxane (AKA-37)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Jacobson, R. USNR12 March 1945 - 23 September 1945
    02CDR. Norman, Robert Gentry USN (25)23 September 1945 - 5 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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