USS Carmita (IX-152)

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Carmita (IX-152) at San Francisco, 19 May 1944
Name: USS Carmita
Builder: Barrett, Hilp & Belair Shipyard, San Francisco
Laid down: 1943
Launched: 1943
Commissioned: 11 May 1944
Struck: 25 September 1946
Fate: Sunk, 1947
General characteristics
Class and type: Trefoil-class cargo barge
  • 5,687 long tons (5,778 t) light
  • 10,960 long tons (11,136 t) full
Length: 366 ft 4 in (111.66 m)
Beam: 54 ft (16 m)
Draft: 26 ft (7.9 m)
Propulsion: None
Complement: 52
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.


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