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USS Grumium (AVS-3)
USS Grumium (IX-174) (1944 - 1945)
USS Grumium (AK-112) (1943 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Victor - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6-7 April 1945)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Crater Class Cargo Ship / Grumium Class Aviation Supply Issue Ship
Laid down, 12 November 1942, as SS William G. McAdoo, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE 443) at Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, CA.
Launched, 20 December 1942
Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 30 December 1942, under a GAA agreement for operation by American President Lines
Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 5 October 1943
Converted for Naval service at Todd Shipyard, Seattle, WA.
Commissioned USS Grumium (AK-112), 20 October 1943, LCDR. Francis W. Dutton, USNR, in command
Converted to a Grumium Class Aviation Supply Issue Ship, at San Francisco, CA.
Reclassified Miscellaneous Unclassified, (IX-174), 20, June 1944
During World War II USS Grumium was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Redesignated (AVS-3), 25 May 1945
Decommissioned, 20 December 1945, at Norfolk, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 January 1946
USS Grumium earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 27 December 1945, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 April 1970, to N. V. Intershita, c/o Seabrokers Inc., removed and resold, 18 May 1970, to Salvamento y Demolicion Naval S. A. Barcelona, Spain for scrapping, completed, 27 October 1970
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 6 June 1945
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 11 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
Cargo Capacity 4,470 DWT
non-refrigerated 272,146 Cu ft.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 7,285 Bbls
one General Machine vertical triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
Ship's Service Generators
three turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,500shp
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||Starboard side view of USS Grumium (AK-112), probably circa late October 1943 in San Francisco Bay.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 85466. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1977.
USS Grumium (AK-112 / IX-174 / AVS-3)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Dutton, Francis W., USNR||20 October 1943 - 15 May 1944|
|02||LCDR. Parylak, Byron J., USNR||15 May 1944 - 20 December 1945|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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