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USS Situla (AK-140)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Echo - Tango
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Crater Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 9 January 1943, as SS John Whiteaker, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1590), at Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, OR.
Launched, 7 February 1943
Acquired by the US Navy, 2 December 1943
Converted for Naval service at Hunter's Point Navy Yard, San Francisco, CA. and fitted out at Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA.
Commissioned, USS Situla (AK-140), 14 January 1944, LCDR. Dewey F. Anderegg, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Situla was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and following WWII performed Occupation duty from 2 September to 1 November 1945
Decommissioned, 23 April 1946, at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 30 December 1947 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 22 January 1948
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 8 August 1961, by Union Minerals & Alloys Corp.
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 416,489 Cu ft
Largest Boom Capacity 37 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 Iron Fireman vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Babcock & Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
Ship's Service Generators
three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
one propeller, 2,500shp
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||USS Situla (AK-140)in San Francisco Bay, late 1945.
||Edward R. Middleton, S-1/c, USNR, Crew Member 1945-46
USS Situla (AK-140)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. Anderegg, Dewey F.||14 January 1944 - ?|
|02||LCDR. Higenbotham, L. H.||WWII|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 3 June 2011
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