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USS Lucidor (AF-45)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Adria Class Stores Ship:
Laid down, 1 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (R1-M-AV3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2207) at Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc, Beaumont, TX.
Launched, 25 January 1945
Acquired by the US Navy, 16 June 1945
Commissioned USS Lucidor (AF-45), 6 July 1945, LT. Eugene L. LaVoy in command
During World War II USS Lucidor was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Lucidor was assigned to Occupation service and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|23 November 1945 to 3 January 1946||22 March to 15 April 1946
Decommissioned, 26 May 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission the same day for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold for commercial service by the Maritime Administration in 1967 to Alaska Steamship Co., Seattle, WA. and renamed MV Polar Pioneer
Resold in 1972 to Sea Nutrients Corp., Seattle, WA, and renamed MV Mermaid
Resold for the second time in 1972 to Operaciones y Servicios S.A. (OYSSA), Salaverry-Peru and renamed MV Mochica
Resold, 15 November 1974, to Naviera Humboldt S.A., Callao-Peru
Resold, 23 July 1975, and laid up at Callao, Peru
Resold, 12 January 1977, to Tranave, Panama and resold to Mar. Claro S.A., Buenos Aires-Argentina, renamed MV Polar MC
Resold in 1977 to Norsur S.A., Ltd., Cayman Islands
U.K. flagged and renamed MV Caribea; 28 December 1977
Laid up in April 1980 at Necochea, that same month she broke away from her moorings during a storm on the 29th and beached one mile from Quequen
ex MV Lucidor was declared a total loss as a result of the beaching
(Source, Teun van der Zee)
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 Lucidor (AF-45)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. LaVoy, Eugene L.||6 July 1945 - 15 February 1946|
|02||LCDR. Bogley, John Albert||15 February 1946 - 26 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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