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USS Tarrant (AK-214)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Papa - India
NXPI
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
    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 Tarrant (AK-214)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Simmons, Francis Albert, USCG 18 September 1945 - 21 November 1945
    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
    U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - USS Tarrant (AK-214)
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