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USS Allioth (AVS-4)
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USS Allioth (IX-204) (1945)
USS Allioth (AK-109) (1943 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - November - Mike
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 20 November 1944) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

Individual Awards

Purple Hearts (10 WIA, 20 November 1044)
Crater Class Cargo Ship / Grumium Class Aviation Supply Issue Ship
  • Laid down, 30 July 1943, as SS James Rowan, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1730) at Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No. 2, Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 20 August 1943
  • Acquired by the Navy, 3 October 1943
  • Commissioned USS Allioth (AK-109), at Portland, OR., 25 October 1943, CDR. George F. Prestwich. USNR, in command
  • Converted to a Aviation Supply Issue Ship at Alameda, CA. and redesignated Miscellaneous Unclassified, (IX-204), March 1945
  • Redesignated Aviation Supply Issue Ship (AVS-4), 3 May 1945
  • Decommissioned, 18 May 1946, at Pearl Harbor, TH.
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 13 May 1947, name reverted to SS James Rowan
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 May 1947
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 27 August 1964 (PD-X-673) for $50,719, to Union Minerals and Alloys
    Specifications: Specifications:
    Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 28' 4"
    Speed 11 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 16
    Enlisted 190
    Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
    Cargo Capacity 4,470 DWT
    non-refrigerated 272,146 Cu ft.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 7,285 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Joshua-Hendy vertical triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
    three turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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    USS Allioth (AK-109)
    Allioth 48k Broadside view of USS Allioth (AK-109) off San Francisco, 19 November 1943.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 7670-43.
    Darryl Baker
    Allioth 65k Stern view of USS Allioth (AK-109) off San Francisco, 19 November 1943.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 7672-43.
    Darryl Baker
    Allioth 69k Bows on view of USS Allioth (AK-109) off San Francisco, 19 November 1943.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 7673-43.
    Darryl Baker
    Allioth 69k USS Allioth (AK-109) off San Francisco, 19 November 1943.
    US National Archives Record Group RG-19-LCM photo # 19-N-63594, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
    Mike Green
    USS Allioth (AVS-4)
    Allioth 20k USS Allioth (AVS-4) at anchor, date and location unknown. Gunter Krebs
    Allioth 27k USS Allioth (AVS-4) at anchor, date and location unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
    Allioth 23k USS Allioth (AVS-4) at anchor, date and location unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in WWII

    USS Allioth (AK-109 / IX-204 / AVS-4)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    MARAD Vessel History Database
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