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USS Pontotoc (AVS-7)
USS Pontotoc (AG-94) (1945)
International Radio Call Sign:
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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
Alamosa Class Cargo Ship
Laid down, 15 January 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2160), at Leatham D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Redesignated Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG-94)
Launched, 2 July 1944
Converted to a Gwinnett Class Aviation Stores Issue Ship
Commissioned USS Pontotoc (AG-94), 22 March 1945, LCDR. Charles W. Lockard, USNR in command
During World War II USS Pontotoc was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Redesignated (AVS-7), 25 May 1945
Decommissioned, 26 April 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
Sold for Merchant service in 1947 to the French company, Messageries Maritimes, renamed MV Taurus
Resold in 1960 to Morocco, renamed MV Tadjera
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 2,411t.(lt), 6,240 t.(fl), 7,450 t.(lim)
Length 338' 8"
Beam 50' 4"
Draft 21' 1" (lim)
Speed 11 kts.
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacity Diesel-6,300 Bbls
one Nordberg Diesel TSM216
two Diesel-drive Ship's Service Generators, 250Kw, 120V/240V D.C.
single propeller, 1,700shp
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||USS Pontotoc (AVS-7) probably photographed at anchor in San Francisco Bay, CA., in 1945.
US Naval Historical Center photo # NH 84654, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
USS Pontotoc (AVS-7)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR, Lockard, Charles William, USNR||22 March 1945 - 26 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 8 November 2013
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