Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.


NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

USAT Eli D. Hoyle
ex
Mendocino (AK-39) (1941)


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


Mendocino Class Cargo Ship
  • Laid down, 20 June 1916, as the wood-hull cargo ship Redwood (EFC design 1065) by Pacific-American Fisheries
  • Launched, 22 January 1917
  • Acquired by the War Department, 17 February 1941
  • Reassigned to the Navy, 22 May 1941
  • Assigned the name Mendocino, 5 June 1941
  • Directive to man the ship cancelled 30 March 1942, returned to War Department control
  • Renamed USAT Eli D. Hoyle
  • USAT Eli D. Hoyle served in the Alaskan area during World War II carrying cargo and personnel for the US Army
  • Turned over to the War Shipping Administration, 28 June 1945, simultaneously sold to Newtex SS Corp., renamed Redwood
  • Sold to Peruvian firm, 7 December 1945
  • Final Disposition, burned at Callao, Peru, 8 September 1946
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,793 gross tons
    Length 229'4"
    Beam 42'
    Draft 26'11"
    Speed 9 kts
    Complement 60
    Passenger Capacity 120
    Cargo Capacity unknow
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    two reciprocating steam engines, 1,000 shp
    two screws

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    USAT Redwood / USAT Eli D. Hoyle
    Redwood 96k USAT Redwood moored pierside, date and location unknown. Originally the wooden-hulled cargo ship SS Redwood, this ship was acquired by the Army in early 1941 and was named USAT Redwood as shown here until mid-1941. Note the neutrality markings and peacetime Army paint scheme and funnel markings.
    Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society Photo # PSMHS 227-2, courtesy Shipscribe.com
     
    Hercules 89k Wartime image broadside view of USAT Eli D. Hoyle under way, date and location unknown.
    Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society Photo # PSMHS 227-1, courtesy Shipscribe.com
     

    Mendocino (AK-39)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Data Base
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Service Force Ship Type Index Back To The Cargo Ship (AK) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 16 February 2018