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Dawn IX 186

Dawn II

The second Dawn (No. 26), a motorboat, served in the 2d Naval District during 1917-18.

(IX-186: dp. 15,381 (f.); 1. 438'5"; b. 57'; dr. 27'6";
s. 9 k.; cpl. 107; a. 1 4", 1 3")

The third Dawn was built in 1920 by Moore Ship. building Co., Oakland, Calif. as Vacuum, transferred to the Navy 25 December ;944 at Brisbane, Australia; and commissioned the next day, Lieutenant Commander H. V. Perron in command.

Dawn sailed from Brisbane, Australia 7 January 1946 to complete her outfitting at Holiandia, New Guinea from 17 to 24 January. She carried gasoline to Leyte, arriving 2 February, and provided floating gasoline storage in the Philippines until 11 November when she got underway for San Diego, arriving 1 January 1946. A week later she sailed for Norfolk arriving February. Dawn was decommissioned 12 April 1946 and returned to the War Shipping Administration the same day.


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