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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.
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
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)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. King, Roswell Edward||14 January 1944 - 8 February 1944|
|02||LCDR. Verran, Mervyn W.||8 February 1944 - 27 September 1945|
|03||LT. Uhl, Paul Herman||27 September 1945 - 30 November 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 16 September 2013
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