USS Nausett (IX-190)

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Name: USS Nausett
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Alameda, California
Launched: 1918, as SS W. M. Irish
Acquired: 29 October 1944
Commissioned: 8 January 1945
Decommissioned: 12 October 1945
Renamed: Nausett, 29 October 1944
Struck: 24 October 1945
Fate: Returned to the WSA, 12 October 1945
General characteristics
Type: Oil tanker
Displacement: 4,496 long tons (4,568 t)
Length: 453 ft (138 m)
Beam: 56 ft (17 m)

USS Nausett (IX–190) was an auxiliary ship in the United States Navy.

Nausett was a tanker completed in April, 1918, by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Alameda, California. She served the Atlantic Refining Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as SS W. M. Irish until acquired in early October 1944 by War Shipping Administration for U.S. Navy use as a mobile floating storage unit.

Acquired by the U.S. Navy

Renamed Nausett on 29 October 1944, she was accepted by the Navy on a bareboat charter and commissioned at Pearl Harbor on 8 January 1945. On further inspection, necessary alterations were deemed too expensive to warrant the expenditure.


In June, Nausett was placed in reduced commission pending her return to WSA on the West Coast. On 23 September 1945, she arrived at San Francisco, California, where she decommissioned and was delivered to WSA, on 12 October 1945. Twelve days later she was struck from the Navy Register.

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This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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