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USS Charlevoix (AK-168)


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

NEGU
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 Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2141) at Froemming Brothers, Inc., Milwaukee, WI.
  • Launched, 20 April 1944
  • Commissioned USS Charlevoix (AK-168), 1 February 1945, LT. George F. Vietor, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Charlevoix was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 18 January 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 25 January 1946 for lay up at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Merchant Service
    Sold, 7 February 1947, for $693,862.00, to D/S A/S Imica Acquired by buyer, 26 February 1947, reflagged Norwegian
    Resold, date unknown, reflagged Panamanian, renamed MV Paraskevi
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in Spain in 1970
    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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    Merchant Service
    Charlevoix 57k Ex-USS Charlevoix (AK-168) in merchant service as the Panamanian flagged M/V Paraskevi in the port of Bremen, Germany, December 1965. Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus

    USS Charlevoix (AK-168)
    DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway web site
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Vietor, George Francis, USNR1 February 1945 - 18 January 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
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    Last Updated 18 July 2014