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USS Hecuba (AKS-12)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Whiskey - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal
Acubens Class General Stores Issue Ship:
Laid down, date unknown, as SS George W. Cable, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCE 2825) at Delta Shipbuilding Co., New Orleans, LA.
Launched, 6 November 1944
Acquired by the Navy, date unknown
Completed as a General Stores Issue Ship at Todd-Johnson Drydocks Corp.
Commissioned USS Hecuba (AKS-12), 21 April 1945, CDR. N. H. Castle in command
During and following World War II USS Hecuba was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and performed Occupation duty for the following period, 23 October to 29 November 1945
Decommissioned, 26 March 1947, at Pearl Harbor
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, at San Francisco for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 19 October 1964, to Schintzer Steel Products Co., Portland, OR
Displacement 5,240 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 12.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 37 t.
Cargo Capacity 2,500 DWT
non-refrigerated 219,018 Cu ft
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
NSFO 9,640 Bbls
Diesel 2,010 Bbls
one Iron Fireman vertical 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 Hecuba (AKS-12) underway at Pearl Harbor, date unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Naval Memorial.
USS Hecuba (AKS-12)
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 20 May 2011
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