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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
USS Marengo (AK-194)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Oscar - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 4 July 1944, as MV Coastal Spartan a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2125) at Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Inc., Superior, WI.
Launched, 4 December 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 24 August 1945
Commissioned USS Marengo (AK-194), 21 September 1945
Decommissioned, 23 November 1945, and transferred to the War Shipping Administration at Galveston, TX. the same day for disposal, name reverted to MV Coastal Spartan
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
GAA contract North Atlantic & Gulf SS. Co., 23 November 1945
Chartered North Atlantic & Gulf SS Co., 22 May 1946
GAA contract South Atlantic SS line, 13 April 1948
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N.C., 22 April 1948
Sold to Boston Metals, Co., for non-transportation use, 19 July 1965
Resold to Storm Drilling Co., converted to a drilling ship, completion date, December 1971
Renamed MV Cyclone, 30 December 1971
Renamed MV Ocean Cyclone and converted to a crane ship in 1975
Renamed MV Northern Victor and converted to a fish processing vessel by the Eastern Shipbuilding Company, Panama City, FL. in 1989-1990
Acquired by Icicle Seafoods Inc., in late 1999
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 Marengo (AK-194) underway while in merchant service as the drilling ship MV Cyclone, date and location unknown.
||Ex-USS Marengo (AK-194) in dry dock, location unknown, after conversion to a crane ship and being renamed MV Ocean Cyclone in 1975.
||Fish processing vessel MV Northern Victor (ex-USS Marengo (AK-194) at anchor in Beaver Inlet, Unalaska island, near
Dutch Harbor, AL., date unknown.
Photo courtesy Marine Exchange of Alaska.
USS Marengo (AK-194)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Last Updated 23 February 2018
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