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Bauxite (IX-154)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Alpha - Golf

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from, top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Midnight Class Non-self propelled Storage Barge:
  • Laid down, 9 July 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (B7-D1) concrete-hulled barge, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1326) at Barrett, Hilp & Belair Shipyard, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, 11 October 1943
  • Acquired by the Navy and placed in service as Bauxite (IX-154), 22 June 1944, Lt. Aubie R. Robertson, Officer in Charge
  • During World War II Bauxite served at advance bases in the Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II Bauxite was assigned to Occupation Duty and China Service at Shanghai, China from October 1945 to May 1947
  • Bauxite was towed to Shanghai to serve as a storage barge
  • Placed out of service and sold at Shanghai in May 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 23 June 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate 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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    96k Bauxite (IX-154) arriving at Shanghai, 31 October 1945 where she remained until placed out of service and sold in May 1947. David Wright

    Bauxite (IX-154)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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