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USNS Albert M. Boe (T-AKV-6)
USAT Albert M. Boe (1947 - 1950)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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 a General Agency Agreement 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  • Withdrawn from reserve and assigned to the War Department, 17 February 1947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)
    Length 442'
    Beam 57'
    Draft 28'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 39
    Armament none
    two 220 PSI boilers
    one three-cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine
    one 4 blade, 18' 6" propeller, Shaft Horsepower, 2,500

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    Commercial Service
    Albert M. Boe 119k Overhead view of Star of Kodiak (ex-USNS Albert M. Boe (T-AKV-6) completely land locked in downtown Kodiak, AK., where she serves as a fish processing factory and cannery for Trident Seafoods.
    Photo courtesy of Marine Exchange of Alaska.
    Robert Hurst
    Albert M. Boe 177k Permanently embedded fish processing plant Star of Kodiak at Kodiak, AK., in 1987. Photo by Ramon Jackson
    Albert M. Boe 56k Undated photo of the permanently embedded fish processing plant Star of Kodiak at Kodiak, AK.
    Photo courtesy of Marine Exchange of Alaska.
    Robert Hurst
    Albert M. Boe 150k Star of Kodiak in her current role as the main office of Trident Seafoods cannery, Kodiak, AK, 21 June 2011.
    Photo by James Brooks.
    Robert Hurst

    USNS Albert M. Boe (T-AKV-6)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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