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USS Quiros (IX-140)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Sierra - Yankee
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

Quiros Class Mobile Station Tanker:
  • Built in 1903 as the tanker SS Graf Stroganoff, at Palmers Co., Ltd., Newcastle, England, for the Northern Steamship Co., St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Launched, 12 February 1903
  • Completed and delivered in August 1903
  • Sold in 1906 and renamed SS Ashtabula
  • Acquired in 1930 by the Petroleum Societa Anonima Di Navigatione of Genoa, Italy, renamed SS Alabama
  • Sold in 1942, renamed SS Osmond
  • Acquired by the US Navy 23 March 1944.
  • Commissioned USS Quiros (IX-140), 23 March 1944
  • Decommissioned, 7 December 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration, 7 December 1945, name reverted to SS Osmond
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 January 1946
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, 5 April 1947, at Richmond, CA.
    Displacement 6,725 t. 20,000 t. (lim)
    Length 442'
    Beam 54' 8"
    Draft 27' 11" (lim)
    Speed 10.5 kts
    9 officers
    88 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 9,800 DWT
    Oil 6 5,800 Bbls
    one single 4"/50 gun mount
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity NSFO 2,800 Bbls
    one vertical triple expansion steam engine
    two single-end Scotch boilers, 150psi Sat°
    three recip-drive 15Kw 110V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller

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    Size Image Description Contributed
    Merchant Service
    57k SS Ashtabula underway, date and location unknown
    Tyne Built Ships
    John Spivey
    USS Quiros (IX-140)
    Quiros 59k USS Quiros (IX-140) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    photo by C.E. Knight.
    John Chiquoine
    Quiros 134k USS Quiros (IX-140) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    photo by C.E. Knight.
    John Chiquoine

    USS Quiros (IX-140)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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