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USS Livingston (AK-222)
USS Livingston (AP-163) (1943 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Whiskey - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - 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, 22 March 1943, as SS Josiah D. Whitney, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1637) at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
Launched, 16 April 1943
Chartered to Matson Navigation Co., 28 April 1943
Acquired by the Navy 25 October 1943
Commissioned USS Livingston (AP-163), 10 November 1943, LCDR. Leroy J. Alexanderson in command
Reclassified Cargo Ship (AK-222), 20 August 1944
During World War II USS Livingston 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, 20 June to 10 August 1944
Following World War II USS Livingston performed occupation duty in the Far East from 3 October to 6 November 1945, anchoring in Tokyo Bay Berth E-1, with occupation troops on 24 October 1945 and departed 7 November 1945 for Agana, Guam
Decommissioned, 27 February 1946, at San Francisco, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 27 February 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 13 February 1973, to Chi Shun Hua Steel Co., LTD.
Physically removed from the Reserve Fleet, 27 March 1973
USS Livingston 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 Livingston (AP-163)
||USS Livingston (AK-222) Meal Ticket, issued to a Marine passenger.
|USS Livingston (AK-222)
||USS Livingston (AK-222) in San Francisco Bay, CA., in late 1945 or early 1946.
US Navy photo # NH 98738 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donated by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN (Retired), 2003
|US Naval Historical Center
USS Livingston (AP-163 /AK-222)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Alexanderson, Leroy John||10 November 1943 - 16 August 1944|
|02||LCDR. Dutton, Frank William, USNR||16 August 1944 - 22 April 1945|
|03||LT. Menge, Robert Frederick, USNR||22 April 1945 - 27 February 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 3 February 2017
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