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USS Gadsden (AK-182)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Lima - Echo
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 in 1943-44 as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2113) at Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Inc., Superior, WI.
Launched, 8 April 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 26 December 1944
Commissioned USS Gadsden (AK-182), 28 February 1945, at New Orleans, LA., LT. Walter J. Sattel, USNR in command
During World War II USS Gadsden was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 31 January 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 1 February 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
Sold by the Maritime Commission, 16 August 1946, to American Eastern Corp. New York, N.Y. for $693,862.00, US flagged, name retained
Re-purchased by the Maritime Administration, 23 May 1955, at Seattle, WA.
Sold, 2 June 1955, to the Republic of Korea, reflagged South Korean and renamed MS Yosu
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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||Ex-USS Gadsden (AK-182) underway in merchant service as the Korean flagged MS Yosu in the Malacca Strait, circa 1970s.
USS Gadsden (AK-182)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
(Note the difference in name spelling, DANFS [Gadsen] vice [Gadsden] in the classical WW II Standard Ship Publication "From America to United States" by L.A. Sawyer and W.H. Mitchell (Part One), 1979, page 74 - and Lloyd's Shipping Register 1958/59, Vol. One)
|01||LT. Sattel, Walter J., USNR||28 February 1945 - 31 January 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 8 November 2013
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