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Clyde

 

Villages in New York and Ohio.

 

II

 

(IX-144: dp. 4,800; l. 409'8"; b. 52'5"; dr. 25'3"; a. 11 k.; cpl. 97; a. 1 4", 13")

 

The second Clyde (IX-144) was built in 1918 by Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Works, Newcastle, England, as tanker Swivel; transferred from the War Shipping Administration at Brisbane, Australia, 9 February 1944; and commissioned 14 March 1944 as St. Mary, Lieutenant H. I. Ross, USNR, in command; and renamed Clyde on 10 June 1944.

 

Clyde served as a station tanker at Langemak and Hollandia, New Guinea, from 25 June 1944 until damaged in a collision 1 November. She remained at Hollandia as dead storage until 22 October 1945. On 9 April 1945 she was decommissioned and placed "in service." Towed by way of Manus, Admiralty Islands to Subic Bay, Luzon (11-24 December 1945) she was returned to the War Shipping Administration at Subic on 7 February 1946. She was stricken from the Navy List on 5 May 1946.