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USS Cabell (AK-166)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Golf - India
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 - Navy Occupation Service Medal
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship
Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2111) at Kaiser Cargo Inc., Richmond, CA.
Launched, 23 December 1944
Acquired by the Navy, 11 April 1945, Commissioned USS Cabell (AK-166), the same day, LT. Edson J. McCluskey, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Cabell was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Cabell was assigned to Occupation duty, 7 October to 24 November 1945
Decommissioned, 19 July 1946, at Seattle, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 22 July 1946, at Olympia, WA.
Removed from the Reserve Fleet anchorage at Olympia, 7 May 1947, delivered to agent, American Mail Line
Sold by the Maritime Commission to Rederlaktiebolaget Bris, 28 May 1947
Resold in 1947, reflagged Sweden, renamed MV Sommen
Resold in 1963, reflagged Greece, renamed MV Donald
Final Disposition, October 1963, posted as missing in Gulf of Aden, enroute to Jakarta, Indonesia from Yugoslavia, with cargo of concrete reinforcing bars
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 Cabell (AK-166) at anchor, location unknown, circa late 1945.
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command,
Photo # NH 83241, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Cabell (AK-166)
DANFS history entry located on the US Navy History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. McCluskey, Edson James, USNR||11 April 1945 - 23 November 1945|
|02||LT. Pleshe, Alexander Henry, USNR||23 November 1945 - 18 July 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
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 18 July 2014
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