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USS Xenia (AKA-51)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Foxtrot - Juliet
NHFJ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal



USS Xenia (AKA-51) was sold to Chile, renamed Presidente Errazuriz
Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 4 May 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1912), at Welsh-Kaiser Co. Providence, R.I.
  • Launched, 27 June 1945
  • Commissioned USS Xenia (AKA-51), 28 July 1945 at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.. LCDR. G. B. Service, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Xenia was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 13 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 November 1946
  • Transferred to Chile, renamed Presidente Errazuriz
  • Decommissioned by the Chilean Navy, 19 December 1966
  • Final Disposition, sold for partial scrapping by Agencias Metalugicas S.A.C of Chile. A section of the hull was retained by the Chilean Navy for use as a floating jetty
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,087 t.(lt) 7,080 t(fl)
    Length 426'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 16' (lim)
    Speed 16.9 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 27
    Enlisted 276
    Armament
    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.
    Boats
    one LCP(L)
    twelve LCVPs
    two LCMs
    Troop Capacity 264
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 9,540 Bbls
    Diesel 365 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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 Xenia (AKA-51)
    Xenia 52k USS Xenia (AKA-51) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    A US Navy photo from the Chilean Naval Archives.
    Carlos Lopez
    Presidente Errazuriz
    Xenia 51k Ex-USS Xenia (AKA-51) in Chilean service as Presidente Errazuriz moored pierside at the navy pier in Valparaíso, Chile, circa 1950. Presidente Errazuriz served as a Headquarters Ship for the Chilean Navy.
    A US Navy photo from the Chilean Naval Archives.
    Carlos Lopez
    Xenia 50k Presidente Errazuriz underway, circa 1948, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Xenia 564k A Section of the hulk of ex-Presidente Errazuriz retained by the Chilean Navy for use as a floating jetty, date and location unknown. Jorge Krag Milet
    Xenia 106k

    USS Xenia (AKA-51)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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