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USS Newcastle Victory (AK-233)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Alpha - India
NYAI
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
  • Merchant Service
    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, sold for scrapping in India, 17 January 1992
    Specifications:
    Displacement 15,580 t.(fl)
    Length 455'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 29' 2"
    Speed 15.5 kts
    Complement
    Officers 12
    Enlisted 87
    Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
    Cargo Capacity, 7,800 DWT
    non-refrigerated 453,210 Cu ft.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    Fuel Capacity NSFO 18,575 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    USS Newcastle Victory (AK-233)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Edwards, John Thomas, USNR23 November 1944 - 20 September 1945
    02LCDR. Fisher, Hubert Wayne, USNR20 September 1945 - 21 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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