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T-AKV-6 Albert M. Boe


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National Defense Service Medal

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  • Withdrawn from reserve and assigned to the War Department, 17 February 1947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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 7.175 t.(lt) 11,365 t.(fl)
    Length 442'
    Beam 57'
    Draft 28'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 39
    Armament none
    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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    Albert M. Boe 177k 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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