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USS Bullock (AK-165)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Victor - 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
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship
Laid down, 26 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2110) at Kaiser Cargo Inc., Richmond, CA.
Launched, 2 December 1944
Commissioned USS Bullock (AK-165), 2 March 1945, Lt. Henry N. Barkhausen in command
During World War II USS Bullock was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 13 March 1946, at Baltimore, MD.
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission 19 March 1946, for disposal, at the National Defense Reserve Flee, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Sold to the Republic of Turkey for $693,862.00, in January 1947, passed to Deniz Nakliyati T.A.O., Turkey, reflagged Turkish and renamed SS Edirne, removed to agent Dichman Wright and Pugh, 20 January 1947
renamed SS Adana in 1948, Turkish flag retained, renamed again in 1948, SS Malatya, Turkish flag retained
SS Malatya with her sister ships SS Kars [ex-USS Antrim (AK-159)], SS Kastamonu [ex-USS Craighead (AK-175]. and SS Rize [ex-USS Hidalgo (AK-189) provided regular service between Turkey and Northern Europe for approximately 15 years.
Final Disposition, scrapped in December 1982 at Aliaga, Turkey
Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
Length 388' 6"
Draft 29' 2" (limiting)
Speed 11.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Cargo Capacity 3,945 DWT
non-refrigerated 227,730 Cu ft
refrigerated 9,830 Cu ft
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
one Nordberg Diesel TSM6 engine
two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,750shp
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||USS Bullock (AK-165) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
||Partial port side view of ex-USS Bullock (AK-165) as the Turkish flagged SS Malatya moored at Bermen, Germany, circa 1955.
||SS Malatya at anchor, date and location unknown.
||SS Malatya underway, date and location unknown.
USS Bullock (AK-165)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
|01||LT. Barkhauser, Henry N, USNR||2 March 1945 - 29 September 1945|
|02||LT. Hargreaves, George R. USNR||29 September 1945 - 13 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 18 July 2014
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