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USS Clarion (AK-172)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - India - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down in 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2145) at Froemming Brothers, Inc., Milwaukee, WI.
Launched, 22 October 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 10 May 1945
Commissioned USS Clarion (AK-172), 27 May 1945, LT. Frank L. Johnson, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Clarion was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Clarion was assigned to Occupation duty and China Service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|29 October 1945 to 15 November 1945
||16 November 1945 to 22 January 1946
Decommissioned, 13 May 1946, at Baltimore, MD.
Transferred to the War Shipping Administration, 18 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
Removed from the Reserve Fleet, 25 February 1947 under GAA contract by Dickman, Wright and Pugh
Sold to Norway, 7 March 1947, for $693,862.00,
Transferred to buyer, 7 March 1947, reflagged Norwegian, renamed MV Livdal
Final Disposition, wrecked off Peru, 26 April 1970
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 Clarion (AK-172)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Johnston, Frank Lewis, USNR||27 May 1945 - 13 May 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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