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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:
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)
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|22 October to 8 November 1945
|7 to 21 January 1946
Displacement 4,087 t.(lt) 7,080 t(fl)
Draft 16' (lim)
Speed 16.9 kts.
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.
Troop Capacity 264
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)
|01||CDR. Jacobson, R. USNR||12 March 1945 - 23 September 1945|
|02||CDR. 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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 16 October 2015
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