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USS Selinur (AKA-41)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Bravo - Charlie
NTBC
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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 18 January 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1902) at Welsh-Kaiser Co. Providence, R.I.
  • Launched, 28 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS Selinur (AKA-41), 21 April 1945, LCDR. W.F. Babcock, USNR, in command
  • During World War II Selinur was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
    TransRon Twenty-Three, COMO. A. S. Witherspoon;
    TransDiv Sixty-Nine CAPT. P. R. Glutting USN (16)
  • Following World War II USS Selinur was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    2 to 27 September 1945
    27 to 30 October 1945

  • Decommissioned, 30 April 1946, at San Francisco, CA., and simultaneously returned to the Maritime Commission
  • Loaned to the Pennsylvania Maritime Academy, renamed TS Keystone State
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 20 June 1947 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 July 1968, to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia PA.
    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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    Selinur 401k USS Selinur (AKA-41) arriving/departing a US port, date and location unknown. Stephen Herbster courtesy of the family of Richard A LeDonne USS Selinur
    Selinur 331k USS Selinur (AKA-41) at anchor in the Marshall Islands, circa 1 to 8 August 1945. Stephen Herbster courtesy of the family of Richard A LeDonne USS Selinur
    Selinur 70k USS Selinur (AKA-41)'s LCVP-41-11 beaching at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, circa 4 to 9 October 1945. Stephen Herbster courtesy of the family of Richard A LeDonne USS Selinur
    Selinur 94k Christmas 1945 aboard USS Selinur (AKA-41) while at Guiuan, Samar, Island, Philippines. Stephen Herbster courtesy of the family of Richard A LeDonne USS Selinur
    Selinur 797k USS Selinur (AKA-41) crew members taking it easy while in port at Portland, OR., 15 November 1945. Stephen Herbster courtesy of the family of Richard A LeDonne USS Selinur
    Selinur 77k USS Selinur (AKA-41)'s commanding officer, LCDR Babcock and the ship's navigator discuss the port situation with an interpreter and a Japanese port pilot, probably at Sasebo, Japan during one of Selinur's three visits to that port in 1945 and 1946. Stephen Herbster courtesy of the family of Richard A LeDonne USS Selinur

    USS Selinur (AKA-41)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Selinur (AKA-41) Sailing List (edited) by Stephen Herbster for Richard A LeDonne USS Selinur
    Richard A LeDonne USS Selinur photo collection
    MARAD Vessel History Database
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