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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
Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
Length 388' 8"
Draft 21' 1"
Speed 11.5 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
Cargo Capacity 3,945 DWT
refrigerated 9,830 Cu ft
non-refrigerated 227,730 Cu ft
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 6,300 Bbls
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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