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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 - 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, 20 November 1944. for conversion to a General Stores Issue Ship
  • Commissioned USS Liguria (AKS-15), 12 July 1945, LCDR. T. F. Marvin in command
  • During and following World War II USS Liguria was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and performed occupation and China service inclusive for the following period, 26 October 1945 to 22 April 1946
  • Decommissioned in July 1946, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • 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.
    Displacement 5,240 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 28' 4"
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    Officers 15
    Enlisted 180
    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
    Fuel Capacities
    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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    Liguria 56k 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
    Stan Svec and Mike Green

    USS Liguria (AKS-15)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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