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USS Octavia (AF-46)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Adria Class Stores Ship:
Laid down, 22 November 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (R1-M-AV3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2338) at Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc, Beaumont, TX.
Launched, 18 January 1945
Acquired by the US Navy, 31 May 1945
Commissioned USS Octavia (AF-46), 19 June 1945, LT. Frank P. Benson in command
During World War II USS Octavia was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 12 August 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission the same day for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. renamed MV Yardarm Knot
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 October 1946
Sold by the Maritime Administration in 1972 to Yardarm Knot Inc, converted to fish factory ship
Current Disposition, active as a fish factory, homeported at Seattle, WA.
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 Octavia (AF-46) at anchor, probably in San Francisco Bay, CA., 1946.
US Navy photo NH 82221 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, Courtesy Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
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USS Octavia (AF-46)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Benson, Frank Paul||19 June 1945 - 29 December 1945|
|02||CDR. McDonald, Lucien Barry||29 December 1945 - 12 August 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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