Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

IX-227 Gamage

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Miscellaneous Unclassified Storage Ship:
  • Laid down, 8 February 1943 as SS William B. Allison, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE 724) at California Ship Building Corp., Los Angeles, CA.
  • Launched, 8 March 1943
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 24 March 1943, managed by Waterman Steamship Corp, Mobile, AL.
  • Torpedoed off Okinawa, 25 May 1945, towed to Okinawa and declared a total loss
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 30 July 1945, placed in service as Gamage (IX-227), for use as a floating storage for lubricants and drummed petroleum products at Ulithi
  • Placed out of service, 8 February 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Returned Maritime Commission in April 1946, name reverted to SS William B. Allison
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 19 February 1948, to China Merchants & Engineers, Inc., scrapped in 1949
    Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,250 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 7"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 27' 7" (max)
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Cruising Radius 17,000 miles
    triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two boilers
    single propeller, 2,500shp

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    There are no images of Gamage (IX-227) available at NavSource

    View the Gamage (IX-227)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Service Force Ship Type Index Back To The Miscellaneous Ship (IX) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 19 May 2006