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US Army Spare Parts Depot Ship
MV Lock Knot


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


Spare Parts Depot Ship
  • Laid down in 1943 as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2747) at J.A. Jones Construction Co., Brunswick, GA.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Delivered, 4 June 1945, to the War Shipping Administration
  • Allocated to the War Department on a Bare Bottom Charter, 12 June 1945, for conversion to a Spare Parts Depot Ship, location unknown
  • Commissioned, 30 August 1946
  • During World War II MV Lock Knot was assigned jointly to the Signal Corps. Medical Corps and Chemical Warfare Service in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Named Pvt. George J. Peters and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay Benecia, CA.
  • Sold to Coast Line Associates L.P., 10 October 1980, (PD-X-1032 dated 18 August 1980) for ($651,000.00 a two ship lot)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
    Length 388' 8"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 21' 1"
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3,945 DWT
    refrigerated 9,830 Cu ft
    non-refrigerated 227,730 Cu ft
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 6,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Nordberg Diesel, TSM 6 engine
    two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,750shp

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