USS Carmita (IX-152)
Carmita (IX-152) at San Francisco, 19 May 1944
|Builder:||Barrett, Hilp & Belair Shipyard, San Francisco|
|Commissioned:||11 May 1944|
|Struck:||25 September 1946|
|Class and type:||Trefoil-class cargo barge|
|Length:||366 ft 4 in (111.66 m)|
|Beam:||54 ft (16 m)|
|Draft:||26 ft (7.9 m)|
|Armament:||1 × 40 mm AA gun|
USS Carmita (IX-152) was a Trefoil-class concrete barge - a supply ship made of concrete - during World War II. Considered an unclassified miscellaneous vessel, she was acquired and placed in service on 11 May 1944. The IX-152 was the second ship of the United States Navy to have the name Carmita and was named for the first Carmita, a schooner captured during the American Civil War. The IX-152 was originally known as Slate. She was attached to Service Force, Pacific Fleet, until 25 September 1946 when she was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- USS Carmita (IX-152) by Steve Schwartz
- Photo gallery of USS Carmita at NavSource Naval History