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Don Marquis (IX-215)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Non-self-propelled Floating Storage Ship:
  • Laid down, 31 July 1943 as Don Marquis, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract at California Shipbuilding Building Corp, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Launched 23 August 1943
  • Delivered the Maritime Commission, 11 September 1944
  • Damaged in a collision in 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 31 May 1945
  • Placed in service as Don Marquis (IX-215), 31 May 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown, at Seeadler Harbor Anchorage, Manus Admiralty Islands
  • Custody returned to the War Shipping Administration, 28 November 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 19 October 1948, to the Far Eastern Panamanian Navigation Co., Shanghai, China for $40,000
    Displacement 4,023 t.(lt), 14,250 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 7"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 27' 7" (max.)
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Cruise Radius 17,000 miles
    one triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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    Don Marquis
    Don Marquis - (July 29, 1878 December 29, 1937) was an American humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright.
    Don Marquis, early, 1910s, Library of Congress Catalog: 2014699851
    Tommy Trampp

    USS Don Marquis (IX-215)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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