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USS Nausett (IX-190)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Juliet - Papa
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

USS Nausett (IX-190) was Lend-Lease to the Soviet Union
Mobile Floating Storage Tanker:
  • Completed in 1918 as the Emergency Fleet Corporation design 1047 tanker W. M. Irish for Atlantic Refining Co., by Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Assigned Registry Number (ID-2690) by US Navy
  • Transferred Lend Lease to the Soviet Union, 23 May 1943 where she served as SS Moskva
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 28 October1944
  • Renamed Nausett 29 October 1944
  • Accepted by the Navy and Commissioned, 8 January 1945, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
  • During World War II USS Nausett was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned at San Francisco, CA., 12 October 1945
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to American Iron & Steel Co., Emeryville, CA. for $7,217.60 (PD-X-114), delivered, 27 November 1946
    Displacement 4,496 t.(lt) 14,492 t.(fl)
    Length 453'
    Beam 56'
    Draft 26'
    Speed 11kts Cargo Capacity
    Oil 78,800 Bbls
    Officers 7
    Enlisted 78
    one single 5"/51 cal single purpose gun mount
    one 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 10,700 Bbls
    one De Laval turbine
    three Water tube boilers, 245psi, 400°
    double De Laval Main Reduction Gears
    two recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 2,600shp

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    Nausett 98k USS Nausett (IX-190) underway while in Soviet Russian naval service as SS Moskva, circa 1944, location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 89952., courtesy
    Mike Green

    USS Nausett (IX-190)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

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

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