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USS Lumen (AKA-30)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Mike - Mike
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:
|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
USS Lumen earned one battle star for World War II service
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 5 November 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont TX.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 December 1964, to Luria Bros. Co., Inc. (PD-X-680) for $85,505.00, delivered, 17 December 1964
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 Lumen (AKA-30) under way, date and location unknown.
||Donald A. King, courtesy of Mrs. Lucille Botta and Mr. Gene Trautlein in honor of George Botta USS Lumen, Okinawa campaign (d.12/20/2007)
USS Lumen (AKA-30)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Marshall Jr., Thomas A.||29 December 1944 - 6 March 1945|
|02||LCDR. 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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 12 April 2013
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