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T-AK-251 Lt George W. G. Boyce
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) - Vietnam Service Medal (1)
Bottom Row - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign 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) served in the war zone during the below dates and participated in the associated campaigns:
10 to 19 January 1951
25 March to 8 May 1951
First UN Counter Offensive
5 to 21 April 1951
Communist China Spring Offensive
22 April to 5 May 1951
4 to 11 October 1951
First UN Summer-Fall
4 to 11 October 1951
15 December 1951 to 3 January 1952
14 to 21 February 1952
8 to 29 April 1952
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
Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet; Sold for scrapping, 1 October 1974 at Portland, OR.
Lt. George W. G. Boyce received four battle stars for service during the Korean War
Displacement 15,599 t.(fl)
Length 455' 3"
Beam 62' 1"
Draft 29' 2"
Speed 15.5 kts.
Propulsion steam turbine, single screw, 8,500shp.
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||Lt. George W. G. Boyce (T-AK-251) underway, date and place 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
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