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USNS Valentine (T-AF-47)
USS Valentine (AF-47) (1945 - 1946)
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 in 1944 as MV Pier Bend, a Maritime Commission type (R1-M-AV3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC Hull 2339) at Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc, Beaumont, TX.
Launched, 3 February 1945
Acquired by the US Navy, 19 June 1945 and placed in service for ferrying to here conversion yard, Todd-Galveston Shipyard, Inc., Galveston, TX.
Commissioned USS Valentine (AF-47), 19 July 1945, at Galveston, TX., LT. John W. Perdue in command
During World War II USS Valentine was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Valentine was assigned to Occupation and China service for the following periods;
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|7 to 12 October 1945||14 October to 10 November 1945
|16 January to 26 February 1946||
Decommissioned, 6 August 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 October 1946
Transferred to the War Department, 9 October 1946
Operated under GAA agreement, 13 June 1947, by Northland Transportation Co.
Chartered by the War Department, 23 September 1947
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA., 31 October 1959
Custody assumed by the Military Sea Transportation Service, 5 July 1951, placed in service as USNS Valentine (T-AF-47)
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 16 April 1959
Acquired by Point Adams Packing Co. via "title exchange", 30 January 1967
Delivered, 8 February 1967
Renamed MV Northgate, 20 March 1967
Released from work - fish processing, May 1967
Sold in 1977 to All Alaskan Sea Foods, renamed MV All Alaskan
Final Disposition, grounded on St. Paul Island, Pribilof Islands in the winter of 1986/87, dismantled on site for scrapping
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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||Ex-USS Valentine (AF-47) in Army Transportation Service, circa 1946-47, location unknown.
Un-numbered US Navy photo from
the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|USNS Valentine (T-AF-47)
||USNS Valentine (T-AF-47) moored in the background of this photo of USS Sargo (SSN-583) arriving at Pearl Harbor, 16 October 1958.
A US Navy photo now in the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
||Ex-USNS Valentine (T-AF-47) in commercial service as the All Alaska Sea Foods fish processing plant MV All Alaska underway in Puget Sound
near Seattle, WA. in October 1976.
||All Alaska Sea Foods fish processing plant MV All Alaska aground on St. Paul Island,
Pribilof Island group, winter 1986/87. She was later dismantled in situ for scrap.
Photos courtesy Marine Exchange Alaska.
USS Valentine (AF-47)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Perdue, John William||19 July 1945 - ?|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
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