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USNS LT. George W. G. Boyce (T-AK-251)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (4)
Bottom Row - Vietnam Service Medal (1) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
Boulder Victory Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 13 July 1945, as Waterville Victory, a Maritime Commission type (VC-2S-AP2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 852), at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Inc., Baltimore, MD.
Launched, 19 September 1945
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 15 October 1945, to be operated by Parry Navigation Co., Baltimore, MD.
Acquired by the US Army Transportation Service in 1946
Renamed and placed in commission as USAT LT. George W. G. Boyce
Inactived in February 1950
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Acquired by the US Navy, 9 August 1950, and placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS LT. George W. G. Boyce (T-AK-251)
During the Korean War LT. George W. G. Boyce (T-AK-251) participated in the following campaigns:
Korean Service Medal
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|First UN Counter Offensive
5 to 21 April 1951
|UN Summer-Fall Offensive
4 to 11 October 1951
|Communist China Spring Offensive
22 April to 5 May 1951
|Second Korean Winter
15 December to 3 January 1952
23 to 29 April 1952
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 15 July 1973
LT. George W. G. Boyce earned four battle stars for service during the Korean War
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Sold for scrapping, 7 May 1974 at Portland, OR., to American Ship Dismantlers, Inc. (PD-X-975 dated 27 March 1974) for $216,122.21
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.
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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||LT. George W. G. Boyce (T-AK-251) under way, date and location unknown.
||William Zarkas, Retired MSC Boatswain
President, MSC Retiree Association
||LT. George W. G. Boyce (T-AK-251) moored pierside at Bremerhaven, Germany, June 1963.
||Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus
LT. George W. G. Boyce (T-AK-251)
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Last Updated 13 April 2018
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