Thursday, May 16, 2019

USS Jaguar (IX-120)-- Part 3: An Armadillo-Class Tanker

From Wikipedia.

These tankers were  a class of Type ZET1-S-C3 Liberty tankers.  They were given hull-classification as unclassified  miscellaneous vessels.

Looking at the picture of one of these ships, they closely resembled the Liberty ships which were redesigned to carry fuel oil.

They all served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and were launched in 1943 and decommissioned in 1946.  They served primarily in the Pacific-Asia Theater, bringing aviation gasoline to remote Pacific islands.


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