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USS Veritas (AKA-50)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Victor - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 26 April 1945, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BE1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1911), at Welsh-Kaiser Co. Providence R.I.
Launched, 16 June 1945
Commissioned USS Veritas (AKA-50), 19 July 1945, LCDR. A. S. Brooks, USNR, in command
During World War II USS Veritas was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 21 February 1946 at Norfolk VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 29 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 December 1966, to Union Metals and Alloys Corp.
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 Veritas (AKA-50)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LCDR. Brooks, A. S.||19 July 1945 - November 1945|
|02||CDR. Clark, John Pascoe||November 1945 - 21 February 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 23 May 2014
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