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Feldspar (IX-159)

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

Non-self propelled Barge:
  • Built in 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (B7-D1) concrete-hulled barge, under Maritime Commission contract 1333 at Barrett, Hilp & Belair Shipyard, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired by the Navy and placed in service as Feldspar (IX-159), 11 August 1944
  • During World War II Feldspar was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
  • Sold to Asia Development Corp. at Subic Bay, Philippines, 7 August 1946
  • 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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    Feldspar 44k Feldspar (IX-159) in tow by the British oil tanker SS Iroquois. The tow consisted of the Feldspar of 8500 tons, a floating torpedo repair barge of 3000 tons and a steel barge of 300 tons. The tow was 5500 feet in length and was from Pearl Harbor to Eniwetok (2548 miles at 7.06 knots)and thence to Ulithi (1376 miles at 7.36 knots). Martin Palmer-Felgate

    Feldspar (IX-159)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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