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USS Pavo (AK-139)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Delta - Hotel
NHDH
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
    Specifications:
    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.
    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
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 9,660 Bbls
    Diesel 2,010 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    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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