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USS Devosa (AKA-27)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Uniform - INdia
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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship:
Laid down (date unknown) as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1888) at Welsh-Kaiser Co., Providence, R.I.
Launched, 12 October 1944
Acquired by the US Navy and commissioned USS Devosa (AKA-27), 30 November 1944, LCDR. Roland C. Wilkinson, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Devosa was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twelve, COMO. H.B. Knowles USN (17);
TransDiv Thirty-Five, CAPT. R.C. Bartman and participated in the following campaign:
Following World War II USS Devosa was assigned to Occupation service from 5 to 13 October 1945
Decommissioned, 2 April 1946, at New York, N.Y and transferred to the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. as a training vessel, renamed TS Kings Pointer
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 14 May 1947 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 14 July 1966, to Boston Metals Co., delivered 6 August 1966
USS Devosa earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 10 April 1945
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 Devosa (AKA-27), 1945, location unknown.
||Mell Nelson YN3, USN
Member Admiral Jonas Ingram's staff during WWII
USS Devosa (AKA-27)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Wilkinson, Roland C. USNR||30 November 1944 - 2 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 23 October 2015
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