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USS Corvus (AKA-26)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Mike - India
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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal


Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1887) at Welsh-Kaiser Co. Providence, R.I.
  • Launched, 24 September 1944
  • Commissioned USS Corvus (AKA-26), 20 November 1944, LCDR. Charles M. Gregson, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Corvus was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Sixteen, COMO. J.B. McGovern USN;
    TransDiv Forty-Eight, CAPT. C.L. Andrews Jr. USN (19) and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 10 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS Corvus was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 7 November 1945
  • Decommissioned. 23 March 1946 at Orange, TX.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Returned to the Maritime Administration, 31 October 1946 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 December 1964, to Pinto Island Metals Co.

    Displacement 4,087 t.(lt) 7,080 t(fl)
    Length 426'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 16' (lim)
    Speed 16.9 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 27
    Enlisted 276
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    ten single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Cargo capacity 980 DWT
    non-refrigerated 110,000 Cu. ft.
    Boats
    one LCP(L)
    twelve LCVPs
    two LCMs
    Troop Capacity 264
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 9,540 Bbls
    Diesel 365 Bbls
    Propulsion
    two Westinghouse turbo-electric engines
    two Wickes boilers, 450psi 750°
    Ship's Service Generators
    two turbo-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    one turbo-drive 150Kw 450V A.C.
    two turbo-drive 250Kw 450V A.C.
    twin propellers, 6,000shp.

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    Corvus 118k USS Corvus underway in 1944, location unknown. Robert C Marino BM2 USN Ret,
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    USS Corvus (AKA-26)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Corvus (AKA-26) Officers and Enlisted Crew Rosters Contributed by Robert C. Marino BM2 USN Ret
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