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Antelope (IX-109)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Charlie - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Antelope Class non-self-propelled dry cargo storage vessel;
  • Laid down, 15 June 1943, as M.H. deYoung, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1587) at Permanente Metals, Co., Richmond, CA.
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 19 July 1943
  • Operated under charter by American Presidential Lines
  • Acquired by the US Navy, at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides and placed in service, 4 October 1943, LT. L. G. Elsell in charge.
  • Placed out of service at Subic Bay, P.I., 3 May 1946 and simultaneously delivered to the Maritime Commission
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 3 March 1948, to the Asia Development Corp., broken up in China in 1950
    Displacement 14,245 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 29' 9"
    three 3"/50 gun mounts
    eight 20mm guns, reduced to three 20mm AA guns, date unknown
    Machinery unknown
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    Size Image Description Contributed
    Maritime Commission
    Joseph Habersham
    113k Maritime Commission Cargo Ship Design (EC2-S-C1)  
    Antelope (IX-109)
    Antelope - Large, fast, ruminant mammals which generally resemble deer except for their two single-prong horns
    Tommy Trampp
    NH 97018
    72k Antelope (IX-109) entering dry dock USS ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 5 January 1945
    US Navy photo # NH 97018 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command and US National Archives photo # 80-G-314230 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the of the US National Archives. Photos courtesy
    Mike Green
    LST-120/Antelope 150k Antelope (IX-109) and USS LST-120 in dry dock USS ABSD-1 at Espiritu Santo New Hebrides, 8 January 1945
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-314233, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval History Heritage Command

    Antelope (IX-109)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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