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USS Corvus (AKA-26)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Mike - India
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:
|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)
Draft 16' (lim)
Speed 16.9 kts.
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.
Troop Capacity 264
NSFO 9,540 Bbls
Diesel 365 Bbls
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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||USS Corvus underway in 1944, location unknown.
||Robert C Marino BM2 USN Ret,
406 Ketchway, Nokomis Florida 34275
USS Corvus (AKA-26)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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
Last Updated 12 April 2013
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