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USS Boulder Victory (AK-227)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Uniform - Romeo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Boulder Victory Class Cargo Ship
Laid down, 18 June1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 536) at Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No.1, Richmond, CA.
Launched, 31 August 1944
Commissioned USS Boulder Victory (AK-227), 12 October 1944, LT. Francis E. Church in command
During and following World War II USS Boulder Victory (AK-227) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and performed Occupation duty from 30 October to 10 November 1945
Decommissioned, 4 January 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 11 January 1946, for disposal
Turned over to Parry Navigation Co., for operation by the Maritime Commission, in 1946
Inactivated at Wilmington, N.C., in 1947
Reactivated for commercial operations by Isbrantsen Co., Inc, in 1951
Turned over for commercial operations to American-Hawaiian Steamship Co., date unknown
Inactivated in 1953 and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, trade out for scrapping, 28 November 1983, to C. J. W. Shipping and Trading Co., scrapped in Kaohsiung circa 1983-1984
Displacement 15,580 t.(fl)
Draft 29' 2"
Speed 15.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
Cargo Capacity 7,800 DWT
non-refrigerated 453,210 Cu ft
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
Fuel Capacity NSFO 18,575 Bbls
one Westinghouse turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 525psi 750°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
two turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
one propeller, 6,000shp
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||USS Boulder Victory (AK-227) at Ulithi, 9 June 1945, after being drydocked there in
USS ABSD-2 to repair mine damage. While departing Kossol Passage in the Palaus on 20 December 1944, Boulder Victory struck a mine that blew a hole 18 by 32 foot in hold number three. The mine failed to detonate her cargo of ammunition and there were no crew injuries.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-334493, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
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USS Boulder Victory (AK-227)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Boulder Victgory (AK-227) War Diary and History, October 1944 - November 1945
Last Updated 19 April 2019
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