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USS Sculptor (AK-103)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Tango - Tango
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
Crater Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 18 May 1943, as SS D. W. Harrington, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1671), at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 10 June 1943
Acquired by the US Navy, 22 June 1943
Commissioned, USS Sculptor (AK-103), 10 August 1943, LCDR. George C. Bosson in command
During World War II USS Sculptor was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 26 February 1946, at Baltimore, MD.
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 8 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1947
Sold for commercial service by the Maritime Commission to a Greek shipping company, renamed SS Dimosthenis Pantaleon
Final Disposition, scrapped at Trieste, Italy, in 1969
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 27' 7"
Speed 12.5 kts.
Cargo Capacity 7,750 DWT
non-refrigerated 400,000 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
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity NSFO 7,285 Bbls
one Iron Fireman triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
two W. P. & S. header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
Ship's Service Generators
one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,500shp
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||Port broadside view of USS Sculptor (AK-103) underway in San Francisco Bay, 30 May 1944.
US Navy Bureau of Ships photo.
||USS Sculptor (AK-103) underway in San Francisco Bay, 13 December 1944.
US Navy photo.
||Ex-USS Sculptor (AK-103) in merchant service as the Greek flagged SS Dimosthenis Pantaleon at Bremen, Germany, in October 1967.
||Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
USS Sculptor (AK-103)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CDR. Bosson, George Charles||10 August 1943 - 26 February 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 14 September 2013
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