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USS Devosa (AKA-27)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Uniform - INdia
NTUI
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 Medals Co., delivered 6 August 1966
  • USS Devosa earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    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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    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)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Wilkinson, Roland C. USNR30 November 1944 - January 1946
    02LCDR. Overmyer, Glenn L.January 1946 - 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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