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USS Caledonia (AK-167)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Golf - Papa
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
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
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 Caledonia (AK-167)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Stelte, Frank George, USNR||13 March 1945 - 25 March 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 18 July 2014
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