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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
US Army Spare Parts Depot Ship
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
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 (PD-X-237) for $12,000.00, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet 21 April 1947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
Speed 11 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity 593,960 cu ft
one recip-steam turbine
single propeller, 3,000shp
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History (I) and
MARAD Vessel History (II)
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