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USNS LT. Robert Craig (T-AK-252)
International Radio Call Sign:
USAT LT. Robert Craig
USAT Bowling Green Victory
November - Juliet - Uniform - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (1) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
LT. George W. G. Boyce Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 21 June 1945, as SS Bowling Green Victory, a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCV-811), at California Shipbuilding Corp., Los Angeles, CA.
Launched, 28 August 1945
Delivered to her operator, J. H. Winchester, 27 September 1945, for operation under contract to the War Shipping Administration
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 5 June 1946 and transferred to US Army custody, placed in commission as USAT Bowling Green Victory
Laid up in Reserve at Tompkins Cove, 30 August 1949, US Army retains title
Renamed USAT LT. Robert Craig, date unknown
Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission, 9 August 1950, and placed in service with the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS LT. Robert Craig (T-AK-252)
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 15 June 1973
Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 28 August 1973, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Final Disposition, sold by the Maritime Administration, 26 December 1974, to National Bulk Carriers Inc, New York for non-transportation use, fate unknown
Displacement 15,589 t.(fl)
Draft 29' 2"
Speed 15.5 kts.
Propulsion steam turbine, single screw, 8,500shp
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| USAT Bowling Green
||USAT Bowling Green Victory moored pierside in 1946 at Searsport, ME.
||Edward Bojekian USAT Bowling Green Victory
| USNS Lt. Robert Craig (T-AK-252)
||USNS LT. Robert Craig (T-AK-252) underway, date and location unknown.
||William Zarkas, Retired MSC Boatswain
President, MSC Retiree Association
||USNS LT. Robert Craig (T-AK-252) moored pierside at Bremerhaven, Germany, June 1967.
||Photo by Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus
||USNS LT. Robert Craig (T-AK-252), date and location unknown.
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DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Last Updated 17 October 2008
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