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USS Manderson Victory (AK-230)
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, 4 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract, at Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No.1, Richmond, CA.
Launched, 23 September 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 3 November 1944 and commissioned USS Manderson Victory (AK-230), LCDR. John Larsen, USNR in command
During World War II USS Manderson 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
5th and 3rd Fleet raids in support of Okinawa Gunto operation, 12 April to 15 June 1945
Decommissioned, 10 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Chartered, 6 June 1947, by United States Lines
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 2 September 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group
Chartered, 31 August 1950, by United States Lines
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 17 October 1953, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group
Chartered, 29 July 1966, by Farrell Lines Inc., (MSTS operations)
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 1 January 1970, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 4 August 1093, to Nishant Import and Export Co.
USS Manderson Victory earned one battle star for World War II service
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 Manderson Victory (AK-230) underway, date and location unknown.
||SS Manderson Victory underway in the colors of the US Line, circa 1950, location unknown. A World Ship Society photo.
USS Manderson Victory (AK-230)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
|01||LCDR. Larsen, John, USNR||3 November 1944 - 10 May 1946|
|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
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Last Updated 21 March 2014
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