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USS Screven (AK-210)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - November - Xray
NXNX
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Alamosa Class Cargo Ship
  • Laid down, 11 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2164) at Leathem D Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 30 November 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy, 3 July 1945
  • Commissioned USS Screven (AK-210), 2 August 1945, LT. Irving Stein, USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 30 April 1946, at Baltimore, MD.
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 7 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission in 1947 to Benham and Boyesin, Inc, Norway, renamed MV Norlindo
  • Resold to the Peruvian Navy in 1959, renamed Ilo
  • Final Disposition, sold to Spanish shipbreakers in 1968
    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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    Screven 87k Screven (AK-210) seen here prior to commissioning, possibly fitting out or undergoing trials at Leathem D Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI. CAPT. Jerry Mason

    USS Screven (AK-210)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Stein, Irving, USNR2 August 1945 - 1 November 1945
    02LT. Marzano, James Paul, USNR1 November 1945 - 29 January 1946
    03CDR. Foster, Milton Martin, USNR29 January 1946 - 30 April 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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    Last Updated 21 March 2014