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Corundum (IX-164)

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

Trefoil Class Non-self propelled Barge:
  • Laid down, 19 October 1943, under a Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 1332) by Barrett & Hilp, Belair Shipyard, South San Francisco.
  • Launched, 31 December 1943
  • Named Limestone (IX-158), 7 February 1944
  • Renamed and redesignated Corundum (IX-164), 23 May 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission and converted for use as a landing craft and vehicle spare parts barge
  • Placed in service as Corundum (IX-164) 18 July 1944
  • During World War II Corundum (IX-164) was assigned to Service Force, Pacific Fleet and was towed to the Philippines where she was assigned to Service Division 101
  • Placed out of service, 8 August 1946, in the Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, Lost - declaration withdrawn by operations, 10 October 1948
    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)
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