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USS Unicoi (IX-216)

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 Dry Storage Ship:
  • Built, circa 1919, as Unicoi at Oscar Daniels Co, Tampa, FL.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the USSB in May 1920
  • Renamed Excelsior, date unknown
  • Chartered by the American Export Lines, 3 April 1941
  • Taken over by the Navy, 20 April 1945, outside Tacloban in Leyte Gulf
  • Commissioned, USS Unicoi (IX-216) 23 April 1945
  • During world War II USS Unicoi was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 16 April 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 16 April 1946, at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
  • Sold, 7 October 1947, to the Walter W. Johnson Co.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 13,150 t.(lim.)
    Length 416'
    Beam 54'
    Draft 27' 1" (max.)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 70
    one single surface 4" gun mount
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    one Worthington Diesel engine
    single propeller, 2,900shp
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    Unicoi 73k USS Unicoi (IX-216) at anchor, circa 1945, location unknown. The thin stack with the large square base was fitted to the ship when she was converted to diesel propulsion in the mid-1920s.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 84655, courtesy
    Mike Green

    USS Unicoi (IX-216)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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