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USS Lenoir (AKA-74)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - India - Romeo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Tolland Class Attack Cargo Ship:
Laid down, 7 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-AJ3) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1404) at North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp. Wilmington, N.C.
Launched, 7 September 1944
Commissioned USS Lenoir (AKA-74), 14 December 1944, LCDR. Marcus L. Whitford, USNR, in command.
During World War II USS Lenoir was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty-Two, COMO. S.P. Jenkins;
TransDiv Sixty-Five, CAPT. E.C. Rogers USN (18) and participated in the following campaign;
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 17 to 22 April 1945
Following World War II USS Lenoir was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:
Decommissioned, 13 June 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS Lenoir received one battle star for World War II service
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 14 June 1946
Sold for commercial service, 1 October 1947, to Lykes Bros. S.S. Co. Inc., renamed SS Margaret Lykes
Resold in 1947 to Gulf and South American S.S. Co., renamed SS Gulf Merchant
Resold, 5 November 1964, to Delta Steamship Co. Inc., renamed SS Del Aires
Resold, 28 June 1968, to Columbia Steamship Co., Inc., renamed SS Columbia Tiger
Resold. 9 September 1970, reflagged The Netherlands, renamed SS Antillian Tiger
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1971
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|19 October to 10 November 1945||
|21 January to 4 March 1946||21 January to 4 March 1946
Displacement 8,635 t.(lt) 13,910 t.(fl), 14,160 (lim)
Length 459' 2"
Draft 26' 4"
Speed 16.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 35 t.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
sixteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
Cargo Capacity 5,275DWT
non-refrigerated 380,000 Cu ft.
NSFO 10,425 Bbls
Diesel 805 Bbls
one General Electric geared turbine
two Foster and Wheeler header-type boilers, 450psi 750°
double General Electric Main Reduction Gear
three Ship's Service Generators 300Kw, 120V/240V D.C.
single propeller, 6,000shp
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||Launch of Lenoir (AKA-74), 6 November 1944, at North Carolina Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, N.C.
||USS Lenoir (AKA-74) at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Hyperwar US Navy in World War II web site
||USS Lenoir (AKA-74) passing under the Cooper River Bridge at Charleston S.C, January 1945.
US Navy photo from DANFS.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||Port bow down view of USS Lenoir (AKA-74) under way on the Cooper River at Charleston S.C,, 6 January 1945.
US Navy Yard Charleston, S.C. photo # 64-45
USS Lenoir (AKA-74)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 14 September 2018
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