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USS Troilus (AKA-46)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Alpha - Victor
NTAV
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 March 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1907), at Welsh-Kaiser Co., Inc, Shipbuilding Division, Providence R.I.
  • Launched, 11 May 1945
  • Commissioned USS Troilus (AKA-46), 5 June 1945, LCDR. Nathan McKenzie, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Troilus was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Troilus was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    27 September to 1 October 1945
    21 October to 11 November 1945

  • Decommissioned, 14 June 1946, at New York
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 July 1946
  • Returned the Maritime Commission, 1 September 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Brunswick River Group, Wilmington, N.C.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 April 1967, to Union Metals and Alloys Corp., New York, N.Y.
    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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    Troilus 116k USS Troilus (AKA-46) launching at Welsh-Kaiser Co. Inc., Shipbuilding Division, Providence, R.I., 11 May 1945.Welsh-Kaiser Co. photo number V11 Thomas Weaver USMC
    Troilus 79k USS Troilus (AKA-46) underway, date and location unknown. David Brown for his father Jack C. Brown USS Troilus
    Troilus 80k USS Troilus (AKA-46) probably in San Francisco Bay, CA., with passengers from Okinawa on board, while taking part in Operation "Magic Carpet", 29 November 1945. Note: her decks are crowded with men.
    US Navy photo # NH 80013 courtesy of James Russell, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Troilus 83k USS Troilus (AKA-46) Commanding Officer LCDR Nathan MacKenzie's message to his crew at commissioning, 5 June 1945. David Brown for his father Jack C. Brown USS Troilus
    Troilus 62k USS Troilus (AKA-46) list of officers attached at commissioning, 5 June 1945. David Brown for his father Jack C. Brown USS Troilus
    LST-737 1086k USS Troilus (AKA-46) moored at Pearl Harbor, circa 16 to 23 January 1946.
    Also present are:
    USS Bennington (CV-20) moored across the channel at NAS Ford Island,
    USS Troilus (AKA-46) moored astern of,
    USS Cape Gloucester (CVE-109),
    USS LST-1079 moored astern of
    USS LST-1070
    USS Terror (CM-5),
    USS LST-459 with LCT-1015 secured to her main deck, astern of
    USS LST-863
    Moored forward of LST-863 are an unidentified Minesweeper and two Rescue and Salvage ships
    The next pier has two unidentified ships, possibly AKs the Survey Ship
    USS Sumner (AGS-5), and two unidentified Minesweepers
    USS LST-737 moored astern of
    USS LST-45 moored astern of numerous Minesweepers and possibly
    USS Shipley Bay (CVE-85)
    US Navy photo BUAer photo # 496019 from "CINCPAC, Released 23 January 1946.
    David Buell

    USS Troilus (AKA-46)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. McKenzie, Nathan USNR5 June 1945 - Feburary 1946
    02CDR. Close, Robert Hamilton Feburary 1946 - 14 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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