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US Army Spare Parts Depot Ship
MV Spanish Bowline


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 1944-45 as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2337) at Pennsylvania Shipbuilding, Beaumont, TX.
  • Launched in 1945
  • Completed and delivered, 29 May 1945, to the War Shipping Administration
  • Allocated, 5 June 1945, to the War Department on a Bare Bottom Charter for conversion to a Spare Parts Depot Ship, location unknown
  • Commissioned, date unknown
  • During World War II MV Spanish Bowline was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Laid up, 25 May 1946, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay Benecia, CA.
  • Sold to the Republic of France, 14 August 1947
  • Transferred to France Registry and reflagged France, 19 August 1947, renamed MV Hubert Prom
  • 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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