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USS Mayfield Victory (AK-232)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Alpha - Alpha
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, 10 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 541) at Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No.1, Richmond, CA.
Launched, 10 October 1944
Acquired by the US Navy, 19 November 1944 and commissioned USS Mayfield Victory (AK-232), the same day, LCDR. Niels H. Olsen, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Mayfield Victory was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
5th and 3rd Fleet raids on support of Okinawa Gunto operations, 13 April to 18 May 1945
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 18 May to 30 June1945
Decommissioned, 5 April 1946, at San Francisco, CA., and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal the same day
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Leased, 5 April 1946, under GAA (WSA-329) contract to Alcoa SS Co. at San Francisco, CA.
Leased, 21 January 1947, under GAA (WSA-294) contract to Luckenbach SS Co., at Boston, MA
Laid up, 14 December 1947, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N.C.
Chartered, 12 January 1951, to American Export Lines, at Baltimore, MD.
Laid up, 14 January 1954, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Leased, 7 September, 1966, under GAA contract to American Mail Lines Ltd. for MSTS operations
Laid up, 19 January, 1970, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 31 March 1993 to Ever-Glitter Int'l., Ltd. New York, N.Y., removed from the Reserve Fleet anchorage at Suisun Bay, 29 July 1969
USS Mayfield Victory (AK-232) 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 steam turbine
two Foster Wheeler header-type boilers, 525psi 750°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
two turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 6,000shp
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NHHC photo # NH 78575
||Two versions of the same photo showing USS Mayfield Victory (AK-232), probably, when she returned to San Francisco from the Western Pacific in February 1946 after a stop at Seattle. Note in the first photo, which may have been used to sell the ship, LCT-755 and the forward gun tub have been removed from the photo.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 78575
||View of the stern of USS Mayfield Victory (AK-232) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||Partial view of USS Mayfield Victory (AK-232)'s superstructure, date and location unknown.
||View looking forward from the bridge area of USS Mayfield Victory (AK-232), date and location unknown.
||Two USS Mayfield Victory (AK-232) crew members, date and location unknown.
USS Mayfield Victory (AK-232)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
|01||LCDR. Olsen, Niels Herman, USNR||19 November 1944 - 5 April 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
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 18 July 2014
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