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USS Kenmore (AK-221)
USS Kenmore (AP-162) (1943 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Whiskey - Alpha
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Crater Class Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 8 May 1943, as SS James H. McClintock, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1664) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 30 May 1943
Reclassified as a Naval Transport and renamed Kenmore (AP-162), 27 October 1943
Acquired by the Navy and commissioned, USS Kenmore (AP-162), 14 November 1943, LCDR. Olin H. Pitts, in command
During World War II USS Kenmore (AP-162) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 3 to 8 February 1944
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 30 June to 7 August 1944
Reclassified Cargo Ship, (AK-221), 20 August 1944
Following World War II USS Kenmore (AK-221) was assigned to Occupation service from 24 to 31 October 1945 and China Service from 1 to 17 November 1945
Decommissioned, 1 February 1946 and delivered to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benicia, CA. on the same day, name reverted to SS James H. McClintock
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 February 1973, to Chi Shun Steel Co., Ltd., Taiwan, delivered 26 March 1973
USS Kenmore earned two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 12,350 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 24' 6"
Speed 12.8 kts.
Complement and Troop Accommodations
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
Cargo Capacity 4,470 DWT
non-refrigerated 300,000 Cu. ft.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 9,660 Bbls
Diesel 2,010 Bbls
one Joshua-Hendy vertical triple-expansion steam engine
two Babcock & Wilcox header-type boilers, 250psi 450°
Ship's Service Generators
three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
one turbo-drive 120Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,500shp
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|USS Kenmore (AK-221)
||USS Kenmore (AK-221) anchored on the Whangpoo River, Shanghai, China, 3 November 1945.
||USS Kenmore (AK-221) in San Francisco Bay, CA. in late 1945 or early 1946
US Navy photo #: NH 98732, donated to the US Naval Historic Center by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003.
|US Naval Historic Center
||USS Kenmore (AK-221) anchored, circa 1945, location unknown.
US Navy photo #: NH 98569, from the collections of the US Naval Historic Center, courtesy of James Russell.
|US Naval Historic Center
||SS James H. McClintock being prepared for her tow to the breaker's yard at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Photo was probably taken in San Francisco Bay area, circa 1973.
USS Kenmore (AP-162 / AK-221)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. PItts, Olin Harrison||14 November 1943 - 1 February 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 6 September 2013
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