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USNS Laurentia (T-AF-44)
International Radio Call Sign:
USAT Wall and Crown (1946 - 1950)
USS Laurentia (AF-44) (1945 - 1946)
November - Victor - Juliet - Whiskey
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 - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
Adria Class Stores Ship:
Laid down, 23 October 1944, as MV Wall and Crown a Maritime Commission type (R1-M-AV3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2206) at Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc, Beaumont, TX.
Launched, 12 December 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 19 May 1945
Commissioned USS Laurentia (AF-44), 5 June 1945, LT. John Janus in command
During World War II USS Laurentia was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Laurentia was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 6 January to 15 April 1946
Decommissioned, 18 June 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 6 November 1946, for assignment to the US Army
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Placed in commission by the US Army as USAT Wall and Crown, 4 November 1946
Re-acquired by the US Navy, 1 July 1950, renamed USNS Laurentia (T-AF-44) and placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
Placed out of service, 2 December 1969 and turned over to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Title passed to the Maritime Administration, 19 February 1970
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, broken up for scrapping, 14 June 1073, to China Dismantled Vessel Trading Corp., for scrapping in Taiwan, delivered, 10 July 1973.
Displacement 3,139 t.(lt) 7,435 t.(fl)
Length 338' 6"
Speed 11.5 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Cargo Capacity 3,170 DWT
Non-refrigerated - 47,610 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 250Kw 120V/240V Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,700shp
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||USS Laurentia (AF-44) under way circa 1944-45, location unknown.
Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 81399. Courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1974.
USS Laurentia (AF-44)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Janus, John||5 June 1945 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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