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USS Caledonia (AK-167)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Golf - Papa

NEGP
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, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2112) at Kaiser Cargo Inc., Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 1 January 1945
  • Acquired by the Navy, 13 March 1945, Commissioned USS Caledonia (AK-167), the same day, LT. Frank G. Stelte, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Caledonia was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 25 March 1946, at Baltimore, MD.
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 29 March 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • Merchant Service
    Removed from the Reserve Fleet, 1 March 1947, under GAA contract by agent Dickman, Wright and Pugh
    Sold by the Maritime Commission, 7 March 1947 to Norway, for $693,862.00
    Acquired by the buyer, 14 April 1947, reflagged Norwegian, renamed MV Norse Captain
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
    Length 388' 6"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 29' 2" (limiting)
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 15
    Enlisted 70
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3,945 DWT
    non-refrigerated 227,730 Cu ft
    refrigerated 9,830 Cu ft
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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 Caledonia (AK-167)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Stelte, Frank George, USNR13 March 1945 - 25 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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