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USS Habersham (AK-186)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - November - 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 - 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 2117) at Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Inc., Superior, WI.
Launched, 7 June 1944
Completed and delivered to the Maritime Commission, 23 November 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 26 April 1945
Commissioned USS Habersham (AK-186), 12 May 1945, CDR. Malcolm A. MacPhee, USNR in command
During World War II USS Habersham was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Habersham was assigned to Occupation service from 15 September to 27 November 1945
Decommissioned, 9 April 1946, at Baltimore, MD.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 11 April 1946, at Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Sold by the Maritime Commission, 6 February 1947, to Thorden Line, for $693,826, renamed MV Rosa Thorden
Resold in 1952 to the Korean Shipping Corp, renamed MV Pusan reflagged South Korean
Renamed MV Sam Dae, date unknown
Final Disposition, scrapped in Korea in 1979
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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||Ex-USS Habersham (AK-186) in merchant service as the South Korean flagged M/V Sam Dae in the port of Yokohama, Japan, September 1978.
||Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus
USS Habersham (AK-186)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||CDR. MacPhee, Malcolm A., USNR||12 May 1945 - 9 April 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 29 August 2014
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