Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive

USS Pontotoc (AVS-7)
USS Pontotoc (AG-94) (1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - November - November
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.
    Officers 9
    Enlisted 96
    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

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed By
    Pontotoc 82k USS Pontotoc (AVS-7) probably photographed at anchor in San Francisco Bay, CA., in 1945.
    US Naval Historical Center photo # NH 84654, courtesy
    Robert Hurst

    USS Pontotoc (AVS-7)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR, Lockard, Charles William, USNR22 March 1945 - 26 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To The Service Force Ship Type Index Back To The Cargo Ship (AK) Photo Index Back To The Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG) Photo Index Back To The Aviation Supply Ship (AVS) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 8 November 2013