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USS Schuyler (AK-209)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - November - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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, 27 May 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2163), at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Launched, date unknown
Acquired by the US Navy, 20 June 1945
Commissioned, USS Schuyler (AK-209), 13 July 1945, at Galveston, TX., LT. Bernard G. Fold, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Schuyler was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Schuyler was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|24 March to 22 April 1946||17 January to 23 March 1946
Decommissioned, 22 April 1946, at Yokosuka, Japan and returned to the War Shipping Administration the same day
Chartered by the Government of Japan, under the control of the Supreme Allied Forces Commander, Japan
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 10 December 1954, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Final Disposition, sold to Zidell Corp. for scrapping, 5 February 1971
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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USS Schuyler (AK-209)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Fold, Bernard Gregory, USNR||13 July 1945 - 22 March 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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