USS City of Dalhart (IX-156)

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Name: City of Dalhart
Namesake: Dalhart, Texas
Builder: Oscar Daniels Company
Tampa, Florida
Yard number: 9
Launched: 28 November 1920
Completed: March 1921
Acquired: 29 February 1944
Commissioned: 2 June 1944
Decommissioned: 28 January 1946
Fate: returned to owner
General characteristics
Type: Design 1027 ship
Displacement: 8,747 long tons (8,887 t)
Length: 416 ft (127 m)
Beam: 54 ft (16 m)
Draft: 18 ft 9 in (5.72 m)

USS City of Dalhart (IX-156), an unclassified miscellaneous vessel, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city of Dalhart, Texas. Her keel was laid down in 1921 by Oscar Daniels Company, in Tampa, Florida. She was acquired by the Navy 29 February 1944, commissioned at San Francisco, California, on 2 June 1944 with Lieutenant Commander C. M. Lokey, USNR, in command; and reported to the Pacific Fleet.

City of Dalhart stood out from San Francisco 9 June 1944, carrying sailors and cargo to Pearl Harbor. Assigned as a mobile barracks for the 301st Naval Construction Battalion, she departed Pearl Harbor 16 July with the men and machinery of this unit aboard, called at Eniwetok from 3 August to 5 August, and put in to Guam on 11 August, one day after the island was declared secure. She remained at Guam until 22 November, when she sailed for San Francisco arriving 19 December. City of Dalhart was decommissioned on 28 January 1946, and returned to her owner.

City of Dalhart received one battle star for World War II service.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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