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USS Justin (IX-228)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

  • Laid down in 1944 as SS Gus W. Darnell, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract at Todd-Houston Shipbuilding Corp., Houston, TX.
  • Completed, 31 May 1944 and delivered to J.H. Winchester & Co., Inc., Houston, TX.
  • Constructive total loss as of 23 November 1944, at Leyte, Philippine Islands
  • Acquired by the USS Navy, 2 September 1945, at Guinan, Samar, Philippine Islands
  • Commissioned USS Justin (IX-228), 4 September 1945, at Guinan Roadstead, P.I., LT. William T. Hamilton in command
  • Following World War II USS Justin was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    9 August to 29 November 19459 August to 25 November 1945

  • Decommissioned, 23 January 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 25 May 1954. to Boston Metals Corp
    Displacement 3,381 t.(lt)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 27' 1"
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement 210
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    one single 3"/50 cal gun mount
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    one vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two boilers
    single propeller 2,500shp

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    YW-90 600k YW-90 crew member James G. Andersen MoMM/2c on the left aboard USS Justin (IX228), at Shanghai, China, probably as a passenger in transit back to the US, circa October-November 1945. Gary Andersen for his father James G. Andersen MoMM/2c YW-90

    USS Justin (IX-228)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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