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USS Indus (AKN-1)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Alpha - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
Indus Class Net Cargo Ship:
Laid down, as SS Theodore Roosevelt, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE 1814) at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc., Baltimore, MD.
Launched, 29 October 1943
Completed and acquired by the Navy, 5 November 1943
Converted to a Net Cargo Ship at Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD.
Commissioned USS Indus (AKN-1), 15 February 1944, CDR. Andreas. S. Einmo, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Indus was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
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Leyte landings, 24 to 29 November 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 23 January 1945
Decommissioned, 20 May 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 23 May 1946, name reverted to SS Theodore Roosevelt
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N.C.
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 April 1967, to Horton Industries Inc.
USS Indus earned two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 12.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four single 40mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 10,000 Bbls
Diesel 2,000 Bbls
one General Machine Corp. vertical triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
three turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 2,500shp
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|USS Indus (AKN-1)
||USS Indus (AKN-1) near Baltimore, MD. around the time of her completion in February 1944.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-62101, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|Robert Hurst and Mike Green
||USS Indus (AKN-1) with net panels being assembled on her main deck at Manus, Admiralty Islands, circa June-July 1944.
US Navy photo
|Glen Paulson RM/2c USS Anaqua
|SS Theodore Roosevelt
||Ex-USS Indus (AKN-1) laid up in reserve as SS Theodore Roosevelt, at Wilmington, N.C., date unknown.
USS Indus (AKN-1)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Einmo, Andreas Sorenson, USNR||15 February 1944 - 7 September 1945|
|02||LCDR. Dubail, George Raymond, USNR||7 September 1945 - 10 December 1945|
|03||LCDR. Bartell, Russell James, USNR||10 December 1945 - 20 May 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
USS Indus (AKN-1) history from the ship's book "The Indus Log"
Last Updated 21 November 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|