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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 (PD-X-237) for $12,000.00, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet 21 April 1947
    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
    one recip-steam turbine
    two boilers
    single propeller, 3,000shp

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