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Cinnabar

 

Former name retained.

 

Cinnabar (IX-163), a concrete barge built in 1944, was acquired on a loan-charter basis from the War Shipping Administration and placed in service at San Francisco 26 September 1944. She was assigned to the Pacific Fleet, and in November 1944 departed the west coast in tow for Pearl Harbor. With Service Squadron 8, and later Service Squadron 10, she issued general stores to advanced bases at Eniwetok, Espiritu Santo, Ulithi, Leyte, and was en route to Okinawa during the typhoon at sea 30 September to 2 October; on 9 October 1945 she went aground at Baten Ko, Buckner Bay, Okinawa. She was stricken from the Navy Register 3 January 1946, returned to her owner at Okinawa, and subsequently sold.