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USS Feldspar (IX-159)
Career (US)
Name: USS Feldspar
In service: 11 August 1944
Struck: 28 August 1946
Fate: Sold
General characteristics
Class & type: Trefoil-class cargo barge
Displacement: 5,636 long tons (5,726 t) light
10,960 long tons (11,136 t) full
Length: 366 ft 4 in (111.66 m)
Beam: 54 ft (16 m)
Draft: 26 ft (7.9 m)
Propulsion: None
Speed: Not self-propelled
Complement: 52
Armament: 1 × 40 mm AA gun

USS Feldspar (IX-159), a Trefoil-class concrete barge designated an unclassified miscellaneous vessel, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for feldspar.

She was acquired by the Navy and placed in service on 11 August 1944. She was towed to the Philippine Islands where she provided United States Army and United States Marine Corps supplies. Feldspar was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 28 August 1946 and sold.


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