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USS Valeria (AKA-48)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Oscar - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 8 April 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1909), at Welsh-Kaiser Co. Providence R.I.
Launched, 29 May 1945
Commissioned USS Valeria (AKA-48), 28 June 1945, LCDR. Robert S. Trower III USN in command
During World War II USS Valeria was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 18 March 1946 at Norfolk VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 26 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 April 1967, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp. (PD-X-755 dated April 1967) for $73,185.00. Removed, 10 May 1967. Scrapping completed 18 January 1968
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 Valeria (AKA-48)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Trower III, Robert Smith USN (30)||28 June 1945 - 18 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Data Base
Last Updated 16 October 2015
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