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USS Lumen (AKA-30)


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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
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, 10 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 1891) at Welsh-Kaiser Co., Providence, R.I.
  • Launched, 20 November 1944
  • Commissioned, USS Lumen (AKA-30), 29 December 1944, LCDR. Thomas A. Marshall, Jr., in command
  • During World War II USS Lumen was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    TransRon Twenty, COMO. H. W. Graf USN (15);
    TransDiv Sixty, CAPT. A. T. Moen USN (18) and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 17 to 27 April 1945

  • Following World War II USS Lumen was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    7 October to 12 November 1945
    24 December 1945 to 1 January 1946

  • Decommissioned, 23 March 1946, at Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 5 November 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont TX.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 December 1964, to Luria Bros. Co., Inc.
  • USS Lumen received 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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    Lumen 45k USS Lumen (AKA-30) underway, date and location unknown. Donald A. King, courtesy of Mrs. Lucille Botta and Mr. Gene Trautlein in honor of George Botta USS Lumens, Okinawa campaign (d.12/20/2007)

    USS Lumen (AKA-30)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Marshall Jr., Thomas A.29 December 1944 - 6 March 1945
    02LCDR. Jacobs Jr., George R.6 March 1945 - 23 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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