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USS Sculptor (AK-103)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Tango - Tango
NTTT
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
  • Merchant Service
    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

    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 27' 7"
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 16
    Enlisted 190
    Cargo Capacity 7,750 DWT
    non-refrigerated 400,000 Cu ft.
    Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
    Armament
    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
    Propulsion
    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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    USS Sculptor (AK-103)
    Sculptor 307k Port broadside view of USS Sculptor (AK-103) underway in San Francisco Bay, 30 May 1944.
    US Navy Bureau of Ships photo.
    Ed Zajkowski
    Sculptor 142k USS Sculptor (AK-103) underway in San Francisco Bay, 13 December 1944.
    US Navy photo.
    David Nixon
    Merchant Service
    Sculptor 57k 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
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Bosson, George Charles10 August 1943 - 26 February 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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