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USS Tarrant (AK-214)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Papa - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
USS Tarrant (AK-214) was manned by the US Coast Guard
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship
Laid down, 4 December 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2168), at Leatham D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Launched, 25 February 1945
Commissioned, USS Tarrant (AK-214), 18 September 1945, LCDR. Francis A. Simmons, USCGR, in command
Decommissioned, 21 November 1945, and returned to the War Shipping Administration on the same day
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 December 1945
Sold, 15 March 1947, to Brazieiro Patrisonio Nacional
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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 Tarrant (AK-214)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Simmons, Francis Albert, USCG ||18 September 1945 - 21 November 1945|
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS Tarrant (AK-214)
Last Updated 8 November 2013
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