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USS Argonne

Civilian call sign:
Love - George - Pup - Have

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
World War I Victory Medal

Acquired Freighter:
  • Built by Kawasaki Dockyard Co., Kobe, Japan (YN 391)
  • Laid down as Taifuku Maru
  • Launched, 12 September 1916
  • Completed for Argonne SS Co., New York, NY, as Argonne (ON 214640), 28 December 1916
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 October 1918 and commissioned USS Argonne, 19 October 1918
  • Decommissioned at Norfolk, 30 January 1919
  • Struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owner same day
  • Registered to Nouvelle Compagnie Havraise Peninsulaire, Toulon, renamed Calonne, 1922
  • Registered to SA "Calonne", Toulon, 1925
  • Registered to "Calonne" SRL, Le Havre, 1930
  • registered to Industrie Navali SA, Genoa, renamed Wally, 1934
  • Final disposition, broken up La Spezia, 11 May 1935
  • Displacement 5870 gross tons, 4334 net tons
  • Length 385'
  • Beam 51'
  • Draft 27' 1"
  • Speed 10 knots
  • Complement 78
  • Armament: One 6"/50 mount and one 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one triple-expansion steam engine (26-43.5-72 x 48), one shaft, 3500ihp
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    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Melvin S. Richardson, USNRF19 October 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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