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US Army Spare Parts Depot Ship
SS Nevadan


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
  • Built in 1911-12 as the cargo ship SS Bochun by Akt. Ges Neptun, Rostock, Germany
  • Launched 1912
  • Delivered in 1912
  • Name changed to SS Montpelier, date unknown
  • Acquired by the American Hawaiian Steam Ship Co., date unknown, reflagged US, renamed SS Nevadan
  • Acquired, 17 March 1942, by the War Shipping Administration from American Hawaiian Steam Ship Co.
  • Operated as a Time Charter from, 17 March 1942 to 17 January 1943 by American Hawaiian Steam Ship Co.
  • Purchased, 17 January 1943, by the War Shipping Administration from American Hawaiian Steam Ship Co. for $608,899.00
  • Loaned, 17 January 1943, to the Soviet Union, renamed SS Jan Tomp
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration at New York, circa May 1945, name reverted to SS Nevadan
  • Assigned to the War Department, 25 May 1945, as a Bare Bottom Charter
  • Converted to a to a Spare Parts Depot Ship, location unknown
  • Commissioned, date unknown
  • During World War II SS Nevadan was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 27 February 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 November 1946, to Walter W. Johnson. (PD-X-237) for $12,000.00, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet 21 April 1947
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,734 t. gross
    Length 460'
    Beam 58'
    Draft 30'
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Largest Boom Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity 593,960 cu ft
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    one recip-steam turbine
    two boilers
    single propeller, 3,000shp

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