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USS Lioba (AF-36)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Foxtrot - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Europe or Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal

Adria Class Stores Ship:
  • Laid down, 23 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (R1-M-AV3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2200) at Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc., Beaumont, TX.
  • Launched, 27 August 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 17 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS Lioba (AF-36), 6 March 1945, LT. Sidney L. Boisdoré in command
  • During World War II USS Lioba was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Lioba was assigned to Occupation service for the following periods:

    Occupation Service
    (Europe) 24 November to 29 December 1945
    (Europe)11 March to 9 April 1946
    (Asia) 3 to 15 March 1947
    (Asia) 29 July to 7 August 1947
    (Asia)16 to 19 August 1947
    (Asia) 7 to 11 February 1948
    (Asia) 24 February to 31 May 1949
    (Asia) 25 October to 19 November 1949

  • Decommissioned, 14 October 1955, at Charleston, S.C.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime administration, 26 January 1960, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Permanent title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 30 June 1960
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 October 1973, to National Unity Marine Salvage Corp., delivered, 23 October 1972
    Displacement 3,139 t.(lt) 7,435 t.(fl)
    Length 338' 6"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 21' 1"
    Speed 11.5 kts. (trial)
    Officers 10
    Enlisted 74
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3,170 DWT
    non-refrigerated 47,510 Cu ft
    refrigerated 114,580 Cu ft
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
    one Nordberg Diesel TSM engine
    three Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    one propeller, 1,700shp

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    Lioba 93k USS Lioba (AF-36) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    William J. Eitnier USS Lioba
    Lioba 48k Lioba (AF-36) underway, circa 1953, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Lioba 73k USS Lioba (AF-36) at anchor, date and location unknown. Gerhard Mueller-Debus

    USS Lioba (AF-36)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Boisdoré , Sidney L.6 March 1945 - 16 May 1946
    02LCDR. Clark, Harry Acher16 May 1946
    03LT. Talley, William H.1946 - ?
    04LCDR. Gantz, Saxe Perry1950 - June 1951
    05LCDR. Collier, C. L., USNJune 1951 - 15 June 1952 - 21 December 1952
    06LT. Erickson, Robert James Floyd, USN (acting CO)21 December 1952 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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