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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:
|(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"
Draft 21' 1"
Speed 11.5 kts. (trial)
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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||USS Lioba (AF-36) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|William J. Eitnier USS Lioba
||Lioba (AF-36) underway, circa 1953, location unknown.
||USS Lioba (AF-36) at anchor, date and location unknown.
USS Lioba (AF-36)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Boisdoré , Sidney L.||6 March 1945 - 16 May 1946|
|02||LCDR. Clark, Harry Acher||16 May 1946|
|03||LT. Talley, William H.||1946 - ?|
|04||LCDR. Gantz, Saxe Perry||1950 - June 1951|
|05||LCDR. Collier, C. L., USN||June 1951 - 15 June 1952 - 21 December 1952|
|06||LT. 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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
Last Updated 14 July 2017
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