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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:

    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 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
    Displacement 4,087 t.(lt) 7,080 t(fl)
    Length 426'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 16' (lim)
    Speed 16.9 kts.
    Officers 27
    Enlisted 276
    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.
    one LCP(L)
    twelve LCVPs
    two LCMs
    Troop Capacity 264
    Fuel Capacities
    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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    Devosa 114k 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)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Wilkinson, Roland C. USNR30 November 1944 - 2 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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