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USS Schuyler (AK-209)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - November - Victor
NXNV
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 Leatham 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 194617 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
    Length 388' 6"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 21' 1"
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 15
    Enlisted 70
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3.945 DWT
    non refrigerated 177,515 Cu ft.
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Fold, Bernard Gregory, USNR13 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

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