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USS Amador (AK-158)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Foxtrot - Juliet
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
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 27 December 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2103), at Kaiser Cargo Inc., Richmond, CA.
Launched, 15 June 1944
Acquired by the Navy, 10 August 1944
Commissioned USS Amador (AK-158), 9 October 1944
Decommissioned, 23 October 1944, at Commercial Iron Works, Portland OR., for conversion to an ammunition tender; Recommissioned, 25 November 1944, LT. Fred W. Beyer in command
During World War II USS Amador (AK-158) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 20 June 1946, at Seattle, WA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 21 June 1946, at Olympia, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 23 July 1946, for disposal
Sold, 23 March 1948, by the Maritime Commission to Sudden & Christensen, Inc., agents for Rederacti Edolajet Signy for merchant service. reflagged Sweden, to buyer, 13 April 1948, renamed MV Skagern
Resold in 1963, reflagged Greece, renamed MV Nicoloas
Renamed MV Dina
Renamed MV Alkistis in 1973
Final Disposition, scrapped in Spain in 1980
Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
Length 388' 8"
Draft 21' 1"
Speed 11.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Cargo Capacity 3,945 DWT
refrigerated 9,830 Cu ft
non-refrigerated 227,730 Cu ft
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 6,300 Bbls
one Nordberg Diesel, TSM 6 engine
two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,750shp
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||USS Amador (AK-158) at anchor in the Columbia River, OR., 4 December 1944.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 19-N-7640 a US Navy Bureau of Ships completion photo by Commercial Iron Works, Portland, OR.
USS Amador (AK-158)
DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Beyer, Fred William||9 October 1944 - 23 October 1944|
| ||Decommissioned||23 October 1944 - 25 November 1944|
|01||LT. Beyer, Fred William||25 November 1944 - 2 August 1945|
|02||LT. Hodges Jr., George William||2 August 1945 - 17 December 1945|
|03||LT. Bond, Daniel B., USNR||17 December 1945 - 20 June 1946|
|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
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|