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USS Las Vegas Victory (AK-229)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Uniform - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Boulder Victory Class Cargo Ship
Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract MCV hull 538) at Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No.1, Richmond, CA.
Launched in 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 25 October 1944 and commissioned USS Las Vegas Victory (AK-229), LCDR. William P. Lally, USNR in command
During World War II USS Las Vegas Victory was assigned to the Asiatic Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign;
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 24 March to 30 June 1945
Decommissioned, 8 April 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
USS Las Vegas Victory earned one battle star for World War II service
Chartered, 8 April 1946, by American Foreign Steamship Co.
Chartered, 15 January 1947, by United Fruit Co.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 14 October 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group
Chartered, 28 July 1950, by United States Lines
Chartered, 1 June 1951, by Isthmian Steamship Corp.
Chartered, 18 January 1952, by Waterman Steamship Corp.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 22 May 1952, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group
Chartered, 16 January 1957, by Marine Transport Lines Inc.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 31 March 1958, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia Group
Chartered, 3 June 1966 by American Mail Lines Ltd. (MSTS operations)
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 4 February 1979, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay Group
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 November 1993 to DJJ Maritrade, MARAD contract MA-12834, $341,100.00
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 Foster Wheeler 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 Las Vegas Victory (AK-229) at anchor, probably in Puget Sound at the end of 1945 or at San Francisco after arriving there
in February 1946. Her armament was removed soon after the end of the war, probably during the Puget Sound stop.
US Naval History and Heritage
Command photo # NH 51241, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Las Vegas Victory (AK-229)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
|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
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 29 August 2014
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