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USNS Sgt. Morris E. Crain (T-AK-244)
USAT Sgt. Morris E. Crain (1945 - 1950)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - Mike - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Boulder Victory Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 14 February 1945, as SS Mills Victory, a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV 741), at Permanente Medals Corp., Richmond, CA.
Launched, 28 March 1945
Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 21 April 1945, for operation by the American Hawaiian Steamship Co.
Acquired by the US Army Transportation Service and commissioned USAT Sgt Morris E. Crain, 8 June 1946
Decommissioned by the US Army and acquired by the US Navy, 1 March 1950
Placed in service, 1 March 1950, by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Sgt. Morris E. Crain (T-AK-244)
Placed out of service, 11 March 1975, custody transferred to MARAD, laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 April 1975
Permanent custody transferred to MARAD, 17 July 1975
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 July 1975, to General Metals of Tacoma, WA., delivered, 1 September 1975
Displacement 4,512 t.(lt) 15,210 t.(fl)
Draft 28' 6"
Speed 15.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
Cargo Capacity 7,800DWT
non-refrigerated 453,210 Cu ft
Fuel Capacity NSFO 18,575 Bbls
one Westinghouse cross compound steam turbine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 525psi 750°
double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
two turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 8,500shp
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||USNS Sgt. Morris E. Crain (T-AK-244) moored pierside at Yokohama, Japan, February 1974.
||Photo Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus
||USNS Sgt. Morris E. Crain (T-AK-244) underway, circa 1964, off the south coast of England.
Photo courtesy Wright & Logan, Southsea, England.
Sgt. Morris E. Crain (T-AK-244)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 6 May 2011
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