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USNS Pembina (T-AK-200) (1951 - 1958)
USS Pembina (AK-200) (1945 - 1946)
November - Echo - Oscar - Sierra
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, 23 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2154), at Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, WI.
Launched, 14 October 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 9 May 1945
Commissioned USS Pembina (AK-200), 25 May 1945, LT. James F. Moore, USNR, in command
Acquired by the War Department, 16 January 1946, loaned to the Government of Japan, under control of Supreme Commanded Allied Forces Japan
Decommissioned, 26 January 1946, at Yokosuka, Japan
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission by the War Department at Olympia, WA., title transferred to the US Navy, 1 July 1950
Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Pembina (T-AK-200), 1 April 1951
Placed out of service in temporary custody of the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 18 April 1957 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 31 March 1958, and permanent custody assigned to the Maritime Administration the same day
Transferred the custody of the US Army, 29 May 1968
Commissioned USAT Resolute, 19 June 1968
Returned to MARAD, 25 January 1979, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Sold by MARAD to Coast Line Associates LP, 10 October 1980
Name changed to MV Kathleen Pearcy, 26 October 1989
Name changed back to MV Pembina, 6 August 1992
Sold in 1996 to Friend Ships, renamed MV Spirit of Grace
Current Disposition, active as Friend Ship MV Spirit of Grace
Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
Length 338' 6"
Draft 21' 1"
Speed 11.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Cargo Capacity non refrigerated 177,515 Cu ft., 3,945 DWT
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
one Nordberg TSM6 Diesel engine
two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,700shp
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||Pembina (AK-200) and other AKs moored at the west wall, Brandon Pool, Chicago, ILL., 27 February 1945, waiting transit to New Orleans for fitting out and commissioning. Across the Pool is Donald W. Wolf (APD-129) also in transit to New Orleans for commissioning.
War Department, Engineers Office, Chicago ILL. photo # 523, from the collections of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Home of the SS Cobia.
||USS Pembina (AK-200) underway, date and location unknown.
||Michael S. McCall for his father Hannon L. McCall, BM2/c USN 1943-46 USS Pembina.
||USS Pembina (AK-200) at anchor, 22 March 1955, date unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. Unknown
USS Pembina (AK-200)
DANFS history entry located on the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Moore, James Francis, USNR||25 May 1945 - 26 January 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 18 April 2014
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