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USS Provo Victory (AK-228)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Uniform - Kilo
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 - Philippines Liberation Medal
Boulder Victory Class Cargo Ship
Laid down, 28 June 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 537), at Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No.1, Richmond, CA.
Launched, 9 September 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 18 October 1944 and commissioned USS Provo Victory (AK-228), LCDR. John Edwin Johansen, USNR in command
During World War II USS Provo Victory was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 10 April 1946, at Seattle, WA., and returned to the Maritime Commission the same day for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA. Group
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
Chartered by the Maritime Commission, 9 May 1947, to Pope and Talbot Inc.
Chartered by the Maritime Commission, 26 July 1948, to Luckenbach Steamship Co.
Returned to the Maritime Administration,15 September 1949, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group
Chartered by the Maritime Administration, 12 August 1950, to American Foreign Steamship Corp.
Returned to the Maritime Administration, 19 November 1953, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay Group
Final Disposition, 10 February 1984, traded out for scrapping to Nissho-Iwi Corp. Toyko, Japan
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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||Ex-USS Provo Victory (AK-228) in Pope & Talbot colors. As Lloyd's Index of 1948 states Pope having been the charterer then (in the early Fifties it was American Foreign), this picture dates apparently from 1948. Copyright is (or was) with US Marine Historian William Schell.
USS Provo Victory (AK-228)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. Johansen, John Edwin, USNR||18 October 1944 - 10 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 11 April 2014
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