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USS Newcastle Victory (AK-233)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Alpha - India
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Boulder Victory Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 21 August 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 542) at Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No.1, Richmond, CA.
Launched, 17 October 1944
Commissioned USS Newcastle Victory (AK-233), 23 November 1944, LCDR. John T. Edwards, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Newcastle Victory was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 21 June 1946, at New York, N.Y.
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 21 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
GAA Union Sulphur Co., Communipaw, N, J,, 21 June 1946
GAA Pacific Atlantic SS Co., 1 October 1945, New York
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR., 28 October 1947
GAA Pacific Atlantic SS Co., 7 August 1950, Astoria, OR.
Chartered by Pacific Atlantic SS. Co., 29 August 1950
GAA Pacific Atlantic SS Co., 20 October 1961, Portland, OR.
Laid up, 21 September 1953, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
GAA United States Lines Co., (MSTS operations) 8 December 1965
Laid up, 19 January 1970, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Final Disposition, donated to the US Merchant Marine Academy as a fund raiser. Sold via broker in New York for scrapping at Alang, India, 17 January 1992, removed from the Reserve Fleet anchorage and delivered to buyer at Newport news, VA.
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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||Ex-USS Newcastle Victory (AK-234) in merchant service as SS Newcastle Victory, moored pierside, date and location unknown.
USS Newcastle Victory (AK-233)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. Edwards, John Thomas, USNR||23 November 1944 - 20 September 1945|
|02||LCDR. Fisher, Hubert Wayne, USNR||20 September 1945 - 21 June 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 15 August 2014
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