GAZELLE IX 116
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- Armadillo Class Mobile Station Tanker
- USS GAZELLE IX-116
Commissioned November 29 1943 as Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX)
Decommissioned May 9 1946
Transferred May 10 1946 to Maritime Commission for disposal
Name reverted to CYRUS K. HOLLIDAY
Struck from Naval Register May 21 1946
- EVISTAR (Commercial Service)
Sold May 1948 to Intercontinental Steamship Corp. and renamed
- CHRYSANTHY (Liberian Registry)
Sold 1950 to Liberian Shipping Inc. Monrovia, and renamed
Converted 1955 to Dry Cargo Ship and renamed
Reflagged Greek 1955
- FOS (Greek Registry)
- PACIFIC LOGGER (Liberian Registry)
Sold 1966 to Trans-Pacific Shipping Co. and renamed
Sold September 1968 to Taiwan breakers and scrapped at Kaohsiung
Keel Laid October 11 1943 as Maritime Commission type (Z-ET1-S-C3) hull
Launched November 9 1943 as CYRUS K. HOLLIDAY
Acquired by U.S. Navy November 29 1943
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Censored wartime (WWII) use
GAZELLE received one battle star for World War II service
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
NAMESAKE - Any of numerous small, graceful, and swift antelopes, with lustrous eyes, found especially in South Africa, northern Africa, Iran, and India
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