Ice cream barge
An ice cream barge was a vessel employed by the United States Navy in the Pacific Theatre of World War II to produce ice cream in large quantities to be provisioned to sailors and Marines. The craft, a concrete barge acquired from the U.S. Army and worth $1 million, was able to create 10 US gallons (38 l) of ice cream every seven minutes, or approximately 500 US gal (1,900 l) per shift, and could store 2,000 US gal (7,600 l). It was employed in the USN's Western Pacific area of operations, at one point anchored at Ulithi.
- USS Quartz (IX-150), a contemporary of the ice cream barge, used as a "crockery" ship
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