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USS Seginus (AK-133)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Charlie - 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, 10 January 1944, as SS Harry Toulmin, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 2453), at Delta Shipbuilding Co., Inc., New Orleans, LA.
Launched, 4 March 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 12 April 1944
Converted for Naval service at Waterman Steamship Co., Repair Yard, Mobile. AL.
Commissioned, USS Seginus (AK-133), 14 June 1944, LCDR. Woody L. Cain, USNR in command
During World War II USS Seginus was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 13 November 1945, at San Francisco, CA.
Returned to the War Shipping Administration the same day for disposal
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 November 1945
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. name reverted to SS Harry Toulmin
Sold, 28 February 1947 for commercial service to the Epiphianides Shipping Co of Greece. Delivered, 1 March 1947. Re-flagged Greek and renamed SS Kehrea
Final Disposition, SS Kehrea was scrapped at Shanghai in October 1967
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 27' 7"
Speed 12.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 37 t.
Cargo Capacity 7,800 DWT
non-refrigerated 434,422 Cu ft
one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 9,660 Bbls
Diesel 2,010 Bbls
one Iron Fireman vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
Ship's Service Generators
one turbo-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
two recip-drive 60 Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,500shp
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||Starboard broadside view of USS Seginus (AK-133) in Mobile Bay, 22 June 1944.
US Navy Bureau of Ships photo.
||Ex-USS Seginus (AK-133) in merchant service as the Greek flagged SS Kehrea at anchor, date and location unknown.
||SS Kehrea in harbor with tugs, probably at Vancouver, B.C.
Photo was copyrighted by the late Walter E. Frost of Vancouver, B.C
USS Seginus (AK-133)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. Cain, Woody L.||14 June 1944 - 13 November 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 11 July 2014
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