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USS Chicot (AK-170)


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

NEGZ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal


Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down in 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2143) at Froemming Brothers, Inc., Milwaukee, WI.
  • Launched, 16 July 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 13 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS Chicot (AK-170), 4 April 1945, LCDR. Lawrence F. Marshall, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Chicot was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II and during the Korean War USS Chicot performed Occupation duty in the Far East for the following periods;

    Navy Occupation Service
    Occupation Service Dates
    10 to 25 November 1945
    25 January to 8 February 1946
    18 August to 7 September 1950
    1 to 25 January 1951
  • Decommissioned, 18 July 1946, at Seattle, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 2 August 1946
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 19 July 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA. Group
  • Reacquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 14 May 1947
  • Recommissioned, 23 June 1947
  • Decommissioned, 24 July 1951, at Guam and transferred to the Department of Interior
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 18 January 1952
  • Sold, 19 September 1960, to James and Guerrero Co., Inc., Agana, Guam,
  • Reflagged Panamanian, renamed MV San Luis
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in Panama in 1972
    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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    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Marshall, Lawrence Francis, USNR4 April 1945 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    USS Chicot (AK-170)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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