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T-AKV-6 Albert M. Boe
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Albert M. Boe Class Aircraft Transport:
Laid down, 11 July 1945, as SS Albert M. Boe, a Maritime Commission type (Z-EC2-S-C5) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 3132), at New England Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, ME.
Launched, 26 September 1945
Completed and delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 30 October 1945 for operation under GAA contract to Wessal, Duval & Co.
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 15 November 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, N.C.
Withdrawn from reserve and assigned to the War Department, 17 February 1947
Commissioned by the US Army as USAT Albert M. Boe
Decommissioned by the Army and acquired by the US Navy, 1 March 1950
Placed in service with the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Albert M. Boe (T-AKV-6)
Placed out of service, 1 December 1953
Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 22 January 1954, lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA. Group
Struck from the Naval Register, 11 March 1954
Sold for non-transportation use, 19 August 1964, to Zidell Explorations Inc., Portland, OR.
Converted to a floating cannery in February 1965, renamed SS Star of Kodiak
Last reported to be in use as a permanent in place fish processing plant
Displacement 7.175 t.(lt) 11,365 t.(fl)
Speed 11 kts.
Propulsion two 220 PSI boilers, a single three cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine, single 4 blade, 18' 6" propeller, Shaft Horsepower, 2,500.
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||Ex-USNS Albert M. Boe (T-AKV-6) in commercial service as the permanently embedded fish processing plant Star of Kodiak at Kodiak, AK., in 1987.
||Photo by Ramon Jackson
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