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USS Fortune (IX-146)
USS Fortune (AVS-2) (1944 - 1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Tango - Sierra
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Supply Class Aviation Stores Issue Ship:
Built in 1921 as SS City of Elwood by Doulett and Williams, New Orleans, LA.
Completed and delivered, 18 March 1921, the USSB
Acquired by the United States Lines, from the Maritime Commission under GAA charter, 5 December 1941
Acquired by the Navy, 16 February 1944, from the United States Lines at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Commissioned, USS Fortune (IX-146), 19 February 1944, at Pearl Harbor, LCDR. K. H. Carlson, USNR, in command
Redesignated (AVS-2), 25 May 1945
Decommissioned and transferred to the War Shipping Administration, 18 October 1945 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 3 August 1946, to American Iron & Steel, Co., Emeryville, CA., for $5.954.00
Displacement 13,250 (fl.)
Draft 27' 2"
Speed 11.5 kts.
one single 4"/50 cal gun mount
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
Fuel Capacity Diesel-7,410 Bbls
one Busch-Sulzer Diesel 6 CMT
Ships Service Generators
two turbo-drive 340Kw 240V D.C.
one turbo-drive 35Kw 240V D.C.
single propeller, 3,500shp
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United States Lines.
||SS City of Elwood underway on 20 June 1943, location unknown.
US National Archives photo # RG-80-G-71311, courtesy Shipscribe.com
|USS Fortune (AVS-2)
||USS Fortune (AVS-2) at anchor, photographed after the ship was reclassified as AVS-2 in May 1945.
US Naval Historical Center photo # NH 84652, from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Fortune (IX-146/AVS-2)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 22 May 2015
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