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USS Mariveles (IX-197)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Mike - 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

Mobile Floating Storage Tanker:
  • Built in 1923 as the Emergency Fleet Corporation design 1059 tanker SS Miller County at Baltimore Drydock & Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MD.
  • Assigned Registry Number (ID-4482) by US Navy
  • Navy changed to SS Aurora, date unknown
  • Acquired by the War Shipping Administration for service in 1943, renamed SS Jamestown
  • Authorized for use by the Navy as a storage and station tanker, 17 November 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy and commissioned, USS Mariveles, 17 April 1945, at Brisbane, Australia, LCDR. Edward L. Newman in command
  • During World War II USS Mariveles was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 8 June 1946, at Subic Bay, P.I. and returned to the WSA the same day for disposal
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 June 1947
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, (PDX-402), 13 March 1948 at Subic Bay, P.I. to the Asia Development Corp.
    Displacement 11.780 t.
    Length 450'
    Beam 59'
    Draft 28' 1"
    Speed 10 kts
    Officers 9
    Enlisted 81
    Cargo Capacity 10,800 DWT
    Oil 81,300 Bbls
    two single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 5,400 Bbls
    one Sun Diesel engine
    Ship's service generators
    two recip-drive 15Kw 115V D.C.
    one recip-drive 20Kw 115V D.C.
    single propeller, 2,600 brake horsepower

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    Mariveles 100k SS Jamestown photographed, 20 November 1943 by a blimp based in Houma, LA.
    US National Archives, RG-80-G, Photo # 272168 A US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green

    USS Mariveles (IX-197)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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