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USS Pavo (AK-139)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Delta - Hotel
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Crater Class Cargo Ship
  • Laid down, 8 March 1943, as SS James S. Hogg, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission (MCE hull 846) contract, at Todd-Houston Shipbuilding Corp., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 23 April 1943
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 29 November 1943
  • Converted for Naval service at the US Naval Dry Docks, Terminal Island, CA.
  • Commissioned, USS Pavo (AK-139), 14 January 1944, at San Pedro, CA., LCDR. Roswell E. King in command
  • During World War II USS Pavo was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 30 November 1945, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 1 December 1945, name revered to SS James S. Hogg, laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 December 1945
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 October 1971, to Hierros Ardes S.A., Spain, delivered 26 January 1972
    Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 28' 4"
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    Total Accommodations
    Officers 22
    Enlisted 334
    Cargo Capacity 7,800 DWT
    non-refrigerated 416,225 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
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 9,660 Bbls
    Diesel 2,010 Bbls
    one Willamette vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Babcock & Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
    Ships Service Generators
    three reciprocating-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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    USS Pavo (AK-139)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. King, Roswell Edward14 January 1944 - 8 February 1944
    02LCDR. Verran, Mervyn W.8 February 1944 - 27 September 1945
    03LT. Uhl, Paul Herman27 September 1945 - 30 November 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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