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USS Alderamin (AK-116)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Mike - Alpha
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Crater Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 5 October 1943, as SS J. S. Cullinan, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1963), at Houston Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
Launched, 13 November 1943
Acquired by the US Navy, 25 November 1943, and placed in partial commission as USS Alderamin (AK-116) for transit to her conversion yard, LCDR. Hans B. Olsen, USNR, in command (Ferry Command)
Decommissioned, 29 November 1943, at Mobile AL.
Recommissioned, 3 April 1944, at Mobile, AL., CDR. Edward J. Fluhr USNR in command
During World War II USS Alderamin was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Alderamin was assigned to China Service from 8 to 12 December 1945
Decommissioned, 10 April 1946
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 10 April 1946, at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. for disposal
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
Withdrawn from the National Defense Reserve Fleet and transferred to the US Navy, 17 February 1965
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1965
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 12.5 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 37 t.
Cargo Capacity 4,520 DWT
non-refrigerated 417,330 Cu ft.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four single 40mm AA gun mounts
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 7,285 Bbls
one National Transit Pump & Machine Co. vertical triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
Ship's Service Generators
three turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,500shp
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USS Alderamin (AK-116)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
| ||LCDR. Olsen, Hans B, USNR (Ferry Command)||25 November 1943 - 29 November 1943|
|01||CDR. Fluhr, Edward Joseph, USNR||3 April 1944 - 10 August 1944|
|02||LCDR. Oxley, Alfred J., USNR||10 August 1944 - 10 July 1945|
|03||LCDR. Gumper, Herbert Frederick, USNR||10 July 1945 - 10 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 13 June 2014
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