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USS Liguria (AKS-15)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Xray - Golf
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - 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, 19 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 3071) at New England Shipbuilding Corp., South Portland, ME.
Launched, 1 November 1944
Acquired by the Navy, 17 November 1944, placed in reduced commission for transit to her fitting out yard at East Boston, MA., LCDR. Todd F. Marvin, USNR (Aux Ferry Crew #5) in command
Decommissioned, 20 November 1944, at Bethlehem Steel's Simpson Yard, East Boston, MA. for conversion to a General Stores Issue Ship
Commissioned USS Liguria (AKS-15), 6 July 1945, LCDR. Samuel C. Dawson Jr., USNR, in command
During World War II USS Liguria was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Liguria was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Decommissioned, 15 August 1946, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
All ships of the Acubens class were meant to be used as Bikini Assets, in 'C' test and were kept at Pearl Harbor until a decision was made in 1947 to transfer
custody of these ships to the Maritime Commission
Towed to San Francisco for transfer to the Maritime Commission
Laid up, 23 April 1947, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scraping, 15 March 1974, to Donkuk Steel Co. of America, Ltd. for $516,645.00 (PD-X-972 dated 22 January 1974), delivered 13 March 1974
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|26 October 1945 to 22 April 1946||26 October 1945 to 22 April 1946
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 Liguria (AKS-15) at anchor in May 1946, probably in San Francisco Bay after returning from duty in the Far East.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 83309, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Liguria (AKS-15)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
| ||LCDR. Marvin, Todd Franklyn, USNR (Aux Ferry Crew #5)||17 November 1944 - 20 November 1944|
| ||Decommissioned|| 20 November 1944 - 6 July 1945|
|01||LCDR. Dawson Jr., Samuel Cooper, USNR||6 July 1945 - 6 February 1946|
|02||LT. McIlwaine Jr., James Stephen, USNR||6 February 1946 - 14 July 1946|
|03||LT. Kokx, Joseph Julius, USNR||14 July 1946 - 15 August 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
Last Updated 6 November 2015
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