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USS Tabora (AKA-45)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Mike - Yankee
NHMY
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East 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, 4 March 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1906), at Welsh-Kaiser Co. Providence, R.I.
  • Launched, 3 May 1945
  • Commissioned USS Tabora (AKA-45), 29 May 1945, LCDR. Olaf C. Erickson, USNR, in command
  • During her brief career USS Tabora served in both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters transporting troops from one to the other
  • Following World War II USS Tabora was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 15 October to 2 November 1945
  • Decommissioned, 29 May 1946
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 1 July 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 30 October 1964, to Zidell Explorations Inc. Portland, OR.
    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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    Tabora 55k USS Tabora (AKA-45) at anchor, circa 1946, location unknown.
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    Bill Larkin MoMM3c USS Tabora

    USS Tabora (AKA-45)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Erickson, Olaf C. USNR29 May 1945 - ?
    02CAPT. Hawk, Earle CliffordFebruary 1946 - 29 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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