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Carmita (IX-152)

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

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

Non-self propelled Storage Barge:
  • Laid down in 1943 as Slate, a Maritime Commission type (B7-D1) concrete-hulled barge, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1328), at Barrett, Hilp & Belair Shipyard, South San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Acquired by the Navy and placed in service as Carmita (IX-152), in May 1943
  • During World War II Carmita was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Service Squadron 10 and served at:
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 September 1946
  • Final Disposition, sunk in 1947, location unknown
    Displacement 5,678 t.(lt) 10,960 t.(fl)
    Length 366' 4"
    Beam 54'
    Draft 26'
    Complement 52
    Cargo Capacity 3,000 DWT
    non-refrigerated 292,000 Cu ft
    one single 40mm AA gun mount
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 610 Bbls
    four Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators

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    Carmita 103k Carmita (IX-152) at San Francisco, 19 May 1944, a week after being placed in service. The numbered alterations include two crawler cranes, raised tubs for two 20mm guns forward, and a tub for another pair aft.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-76374, courtesy
    Mike Green
    Carmita 38k Carmita (IX-152) at anchor, in Ulithi Atoll, date unknown. John Partin Carmita
    Carmita 84k Carmita (IX-152) at anchor, in Ulithi Atoll, with LCT 758 alongside, date unknown. Bill Walsh in honor of his father Sgt. William C. Walsh USMCR Carmita Marine Detachment

    Carmita (IX-152)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Officer in Charge
    01LT. Burch Jr., Charles E.1944 - 1945
    02LTjg. Raney, Walter A.1945 - 1946

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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