From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
Former name retained.
Cinnabar (IX-163), a concrete barge built in 1944, was
acquired on a loan-charter basis from the War Shipping Administration
and placed in service at San Francisco 26 September 1944. She was
assigned to the Pacific Fleet, and in November 1944 departed the west
coast in tow for Pearl Harbor. With Service Squadron 8, and later
Service Squadron 10, she issued general stores to advanced bases at
Eniwetok, Espiritu Santo, Ulithi, Leyte, and was en route to Okinawa
during the typhoon at sea 30 September to 2 October; on 9 October
1945 she went aground at Baten Ko, Buckner Bay, Okinawa. She was
stricken from the Navy Register 3 January 1946, returned to her owner
at Okinawa, and subsequently sold.
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Date: 29 Dec 1998