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Marl (IX-160)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Alpha - Sierra
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 - Philippine Liberation Medal

Midnight Class Non-self Propelled Storage Barge:
  • Laid down, 16 November 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (B7-D1) concrete-hulled barge, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 1334) at Barrett, Hilp & Belair Shipyard, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, 2 February 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy and placed in service as Marl (IX-160), 29 August 1944, at San Francisco, CA.
  • During World War II Marl (IX-160) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Marl (IX-160), assigned Service Squadron 8, was towed to the Philippines to provide facilities for storing and issuing Army and Marine Corps supplies at Leyte
  • Placed out of service, 2 August 1946, at Subic Bay, P.I. and delivered to the WSA for disposal
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 August 1946
  • Transferred on charter to the War Department, at Subic Bay, 1 March 1947
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission to the Asia Development Corp. at Cavite, Republic of the Philippines, 4 September 1948
  • 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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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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