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USS Sebastian (AK-211)

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

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Alamosa Class Cargo Ship
  • Laid down, 10 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2165), at Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 21 December 1944
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 31 January 1945
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 10 August 1945
  • Converted for Naval service at New Orleans
  • Commissioned, USS Sebastian (AK-211), 11 September 1945
  • Decommissioned, 14 November 1945 and returned to the Maritime Commission the same day, renamed MV Coastal Highflyer Sebastian
  • Merchant Service
    General Agency Agreement Fall River Navigation Co., 14 November 1945, at Galveston, TX.
    Chartered by Fall River Navigation Co., 4 January 1947
    Ran aground, 29 July 1947, at the eastern end of Cayo Moa, Grand Shoal, Cuba
    General Agency Agreement Dickman, Wright & Pugh, 12 May 1948, at Wilmington, N. C.
    Laid up, 18 Mary 1948, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N.C.
    Loaned to the Department of the Army, 31 October 1966, for stevedore training
    Renamed MV Resolve in May 1967
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 22 January 1976, to Andy International Inc.
    Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
    Length 388' 6"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 21' 1"
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Officers 15
    Enlisted 70
    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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    Sebastian 192k Sebastian (AK-211) passing through the Michigan Street bridge over Sturgeon Bay., circa January 1945 Julia Crosgrovve, courtesy Door County Maritime Museum.

    USS Sebastian (AK-211)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    MARAD Vessel History Database
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