From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


Daybreak or early morning.


(IX - 186: dp. 15,381 (f.); l. 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 Shipbuilding Co., Oakland, Calif., as Vacuum; transferred to the Navy 25 December 1944 at Brisbane, Australia; and commissioned the next day, Lieutenant Commander H. V. Perron in command.

Dawn sailed from Brisbane, Australia, 7 January 1945 to complete her outfitting at Hollandia, 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 8 February. Dawn was decommissioned 12 April 1946 and returned to the War Shipping Administration the same day.


Transcribed by Yves HUBERT