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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Lost to enemy action, 22 June 1943
USS Aludra (AK-72)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Whiskey - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (22 June 1843)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Purple Heart (2-KIA, 22 June 1943)
Crater Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 2 October 1942, as, SS Robert T. Lincoln, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 437), at Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, CA.
Launched, 7 December 1942
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 14 December 1942
Commissioned USS Aludra (AK-72), 26 December 1942, LCDR. Dale E. Collins in command
During World War II USS Aludra was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation of Solomon Islands
Consolidation of southern Solomons, 16 June 1943
Sunk by the Japanese submarine HIJMS RO-103 torpedo attack, 22 June 1943
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS Aludra earned one battle star for her World War II service
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 12.5 kts.
Cargo Capacity 7,800 DWT
non-refrigerated 406,031 Cu ft
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 7,285 Bbls
one Joshua-Hendy vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Babcock & Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
Ship's Service Generators
three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,500shp
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||USS Aludra (AK-72) underway, circa late 1942 or early 1943. Note her deck cargo of four Grumman F4F "Wildcat" fighters and several landing craft.
US Navy photo # NH 104025 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center
USS Aludra (AK-72)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. Collins, Dale Edmond :RADM||26 December 1942 - 22 June 1943|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 6 September 2013
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