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USNS Fentress (T-AK-180)
USS Fentress (AK-180) (1945 - 1950)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Kilo - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Nation 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 2376) at Kaiser Cargo Inc., Richmond, CA.
Launched, 10 March 1945
Commissioned USS Fentress (AK-180), 4 May 1945, LT. George T. Malley, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Fentress was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 20 February 1946, returned to the War Shipping Administration and transferred to the War Department
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Reacquired by the Navy and assigned to MSTS; Placed in service as USNS Fentress (T-AK-180), 1 July 1950
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 October 1973
Transferred, 21 November 1973, to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Transferred, loaned, 20 July 1974, to the Government of the Pacific Trust Territories, reflagged Micronesian
Permanent transfer, 4 July 1982, to the Government of the Marshall Islands
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
Length 338' 6"
Draft 21' 1"
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, 1,700shp
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||MV Fentress underway probably while owned by the Government of the Marshall Islands, circa 1982 or later.
USS Fentress (AK-180) / USNS Fentress (T-AK-180)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Malley, George Thomas||4 May 1945 - 20 February 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 April 2014
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