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USS Midland (AK-195)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Oscar - India
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, 29 July 1944, as MV Coastal Harbinger, a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2126) at Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Inc., Superior, WI.
Launched, 23 December 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 17 August 1945
Converted for Naval service at New Orleans Naval Station, New Orleans, LA.
Commissioned USS Midland (AK-195), 27 September 1945, LT. Lloyd K. Barry, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 13 November 1945, at New Orleans and transferred to the Maritime Commission the same day for disposal, name reverted to MV Coastal Harbinger
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
GAA States Marine Corp., 13 November 1945, Galveston, TX.
Chartered North Atlantic & Gulf SS Co., 26 July 1946
GAA Dickman Wright & Pugh, 25 January 1948, Norfolk, VA.
Laid up, 3 February 1948, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
GAA Dickman Wright & Pugh, 27 April 1948
Sold, 1 June 1946, to the government of China, without cost, reflagged Republic of China, renamed MV Union Banker
Final Disposition, fate 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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USS Midland (AK-195)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
|01||LT. Barry, Lloyd Kevin, USNR||27 September 1945 - 13 November 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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