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USS Andrew Doria (IX-132)

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

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

Andrew Doria Floating Storage Tanker:
  • Built in 1908 as the tanker SS Julio Fasio at Napier & Miller, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Renamed SS Tamarac, date unknown
  • Renamed SS Sequoya in 1914
  • Commandeered by the British Admiralty in 1916 for war duty
  • Torpedoed, 24 March 1918, severely damaged, but not sunk
  • Reconstructed at Portsmouth, England, and redelivered to Socony in late 1918
  • Sold in September 1925 to Villain and Tassio, of Genoa, Italy, and renamed Jole Fassio.
  • Scuttled at Tampico, Mexico in 1941
  • Raised in 1943 and repaired at Galveston, TX
  • Placed in commercial service by the War Shipping Administration as SS Alcibiadie
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 18 August 1944
  • Commissioned, USS Andrew Doria (IX-132), 23 August 1944, LT. Howard Buehler in command
  • During World War II USS Andrew Doria was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 and 12 to 13 January 1945
  • Decommissioned, 28 February 1946
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration (WSA)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
  • USS Andrew Doria earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Returned to Italian Government per Executive Order 9935 signed by President Truman, 16 March 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 13,800 t. (lim)
    Length 395' 4"
    Beam 51' 7"
    Draft 30' 6" (lim)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Officers 8
    Enlisted 94
    Cargo Capacity Oil 53,400 Bbls
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    three 40mm AA gun mounts
    eight single 20mm gun mounts
    two .30 cal. machine guns
    Fuel Capacity 4,200 Bbls
    one vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    three single-ended cylindrical Scotch boilers, 200psi, Sat.
    two recip-drive 15Kw 115V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,500shp

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    Merchant Service
    Andrew Doria 72k SS Tamarac before she became the British SS Sequoya in 1914. This ship joined the Italian merchant marine in 1925 and became USS Andrew Doria (IX-132) in 1944.
    The Steamship Historical Society of America. Photo No. None. Courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    USS Andrew Doria (IX-132)
    Andrew Doria

    Andrea Doria, An imperial admiral of the Holy Roman Empire, commanded several expeditions against the Ottoman Empire, capturing Koroni and Patras, and co-operating with the emperor himself in the capture of Tunis (1535). Charles V found him an invaluable ally in the wars with Francis I of France, and through him extended his domination over the whole of Italy.
    In February 1538, Pope Paul III succeeded in assembling a Holy League (comprising the Papacy, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire, the Republic of Venice and the Maltese Knights) against the Ottomans, but Hayreddin Barbarossa defeated its combined fleet, commanded by Andrea Doria, at the Battle of Preveza in September 1538. This victory secured Turkish dominance over the Mediterranean for the next 33 years, until the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.
    He accompanied Charles V on the ill-fated Algiers expedition of 1541, of which he disapproved, and which ended in disaster. For the next five years he continued to serve the emperor in various wars, in which he was generally successful and always active, although now over seventy years old.
    Tommy Trampp

    USS Andrew Doria (IX-132)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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