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Clyde (IX-144)
USS Clyde (IX-144) (1944 - 1945)
USS St. Mary (IX-144) (1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Tango - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Clyde Class Mobile Station Tanker:
  • Built in 1918 as the tanker SS Swivel, at Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Works, Newcastle, England
  • Acquired by Tankers Ltd., London, in 1920, renamed SS Scottish Bard
  • Acquired by Soc Anon de Navy, Genoa, Italy, in 1930, renamed SS Bacinin Padre
  • Seized by the government of Venezuela in 1940, renamed SS Manzanares
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration, Panama in 1941, managed by Standard Oil Co. of N.J. renamed SS Swivel
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the War Shipping Administration, 9 February 1944, at Brisbane, Australia
  • Commissioned USS St. Mary (IX-144), 14 March 1944, LT. H. I. Ross, USNR, in command
  • Renamed USS Clyde (IX-144), 10 June 1944
  • Decommissioned, 9 April 1945, and placed in service
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration, 7 February 1946, at Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946 (Source - Navy Bulletin, 15 June 1946 - op-414-E-eh, Serial 3297P414, 5 June 1946)
  • Returned to Italian Government per Executive Order 9935 signed by President Truman, 16 March 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 4,800 t.(lt) 10,800 t.(lim)
    Length 409' 8"
    Beam 52' 5"
    Draft 25' 3"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Officers 11
    Enlisted 86
    Cargo Capacity Oil 51,200 Bbls
    one single 4"/50 cal gun mount
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity 5,800 Bbls
    one vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    three single-ended cylindrical Scotch boilers, 150psi, Sat.
    two recip-drive 15Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 2,800shp

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