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USS Flambeau (IX-192)

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

Flambeau Class Mobile Floating Fuel Storage Ship:
  • Built in 1919 as S.B. Hunt at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Chester, PA.
  • Assigned Registry Number (ID-4233B) by US Navy
  • Chartered to Standard Oil of N.J. by the War Shipping Administration, 26 April 1942
  • Acquired by War Emergency Tankers Inc., 21 March 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the War Shipping Administration, 8 January 1945, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
  • Commissioned Miscellaneous Unclassified USS Flambeau (IX-192), 8 January 1945, LT. R. S. Green, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Flambeau was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 6 April 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 5 April 1946, at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Patpasco Scrap Corp. (PD-X-237 2 December 1946) withdrawn, 27 December 1946
    Displacement 15,800 t.(fl)
    Length 445'
    Beam 59'
    Draft26' 6"
    Speed 10.6 kts
    Cargo Capacity
    Oil 81,000 Bbls
    Officers 7
    Enlisted 76
    one single 5"/51 cal single purpose gun mount
    one 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 5,900 Bbls
    one vertical-triple expansion steam engine
    three single end Scotch boilers, 190 psi Sat°
    two recip-drive 15Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 2,600shp

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    Flambeau 80k SS S. B. Hunt at anchor, circa 1920s-1930s, location unknown. This American merchant tanker would be acquired by the US Navy and service during World War II as USS Flambeau (IX-192).
    Photo courtesy
    Mike Green
    Flambeau 68k SS S. B. Hunt under way, circa 1920s-1930s, location unknown.
    US Navy photo, courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    Flambeau 122k SS S. B. Hunt. Photographed, 15 July 1942, by a blimp based at NAS Lakehurst, N.J.
    US National Archives, RG-80-G photo # 80-G-420143, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green

    USS Flambeau (IX-192)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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