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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 Leatham 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
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"
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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||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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 8 September 2017
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