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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.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 3,139 t.(lt) 7,435 t.(fl)
    Length 338' 6"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 18'
    Speed 11.5 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 10
    Enlisted 74
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3,170 DWT
    Non-refrigerated - 47,610 Cu ft
    Refrigerated - 114,580 Cu ft
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity - Diesel 6,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Nordberg Diesel TSM engine
    three 250Kw 120V/240V Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,700shp
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    Octavia 58k 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.
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Octavia (AF-46)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Benson, Frank Paul19 June 1945 - 29 December 1945
    02CDR. McDonald, Lucien Barry29 December 1945 - 12 August 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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