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USS Kenosha (AK-190)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - November - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down in May 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2121) at Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Inc., Superior, WI.
Launched, 25 August 1944
Acquired by the US Navy 1 August 1945
Commissioned USS Kenosha (AK-190), 7 September 1945, LT. Sandrup Bernsen, USNR in command
Decommissioned, 16 April 1946, at Baltimore, MD.
Stuck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
Sold by the Maritime Commission to a Norwegian shipping company in 1947, renamed MV Rio Dale,
1958 MV Torian
1963 MV Lars Viking
1965 MV Neptune V
1967 Converted to an offshore drilling ship and renamed Arabdrill 2
Final Disposition, last reported in Lloyds 1977, fate after that unknown
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 Kenosha (AK-190) at anchor while in merchant service as MV Lars Viking, circa 1963-65, location unknown.
USS Kenosha (AK-190)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Bernsen, Sandrup, USNR||7 September 1945 - 16 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
USS Kenosha (AK-190) History and War Diary September to December 1945
Last Updated 3 May 2019
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