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USS Richland (AK-207)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - November - Papa
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 - Philippines Liberation Medal
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship
Laid down, 15 January 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2161), at Leatham D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Launched, 5 August 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 17 April 1945, and converted for Naval Service at Port Houston Iron Works, Houston, TX.
Commissioned, USS Richland (AK-207), 22 April 1945, at Houston, TX., LT. Isaac Hills III, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Richland was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 23 January 1946, at Mobile, AL.
Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 23 January 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 December 1971, to Pyramid Ventures Group, Inc. (PD-X-924, dated 11 November 1971) for $35,000.00, withdrawn from the Mobile
Reserve Fleet, 12 January 1972
Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
Length 388' 6"
Draft 21' 1"
Speed 11.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Cargo Capacity 3,945 DWT
non refrigerated 177,515 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 TSM6 Diesel engine
two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 1,700shp
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||Reflecting the side-launching practice dictated by shipbuilding on inland waterways, Richland (AK-207), her name in white block
letters on her bow, enters her element, 5 August 1944, while the christening party watches her progress from the platform at lower right and spectators afloat and ashore
US National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-266885, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
USS Richland (AK-207)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
|01||LT. Hills III, Isaac, USNR||22 April 1945 - 23 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 Data Base
Last Updated 14 April 2017
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