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USS Gulfport (AK-5)
USS Gulfport (ID-2989) (1917 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
World War I Victory Medal (with Transport clasp) - Haitian Campaign Medal

1921-International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - Have - Sail
Cargo Ship:
  • Built in 1902, as SS Andree Rickmers at Rickmers Atkien Ges., Bremerhaven, Germany
  • Renamed SS Locksun, date unknown
  • Seized by USSB at Pearl Harbor, TH., 1917
  • Assigned to the US Navy and converted to a cargo transport at Honolulu Navy Yard
  • Commissioned USS Gulfport (ID-2989), 1 September 1917, LCDR. Paul Fisher Johnston, USNR, in command
  • Redesignated USS Gulfport (AK-5), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 3 March 1922, at Brooklyn Navy Yard;, N.Y.
  • Sold, 25 May 1922, to Moore & McCormack Inc, delivered, 23 August 1922, renamed SS Commercial Scout
  • Resold in 1924 to Pei Lun S.S. Co. Ltd. Hong Kong, BCC, renamed SS Lok Sun
  • Final Disposition, stranded and burnt out 14 July 1929 on Samson Island Hong Kong and removed to the city on 15 October 1929 and scrapped
    Displacement 3,800 t.
    Length 267' 4"
    Beam 37' 2"
    Draft 18'
    Speed 7.5kts
    Complement 52
    one single 4"/50 cal gun mount
    one 6-pdr.
    two single ended boilers
    one 800hp vertical triple expansion steam engine
    single shaft steam

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    Gulfport 100k USS Gulfport (ID-2989) moored pierside circa 1917. Formerly the German SS Locksun, seized in May 1917, this freighter was placed in commission in September 1917.
    US Navy photo # NH 101737 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Commands, courtesy
    Mike Green
    Gulfport 146k Officers and crew posing in front of their ship, USS Gulfport (AK-5) at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., 13 January 1921. The ship's commanding officer, in the center, is probably LCDR S.W. Hickey, USNRF. The panoramic photograph was taken by Crosby & Falck (?), 11 Portland St., Boston, MA.
    US Navy photo # NH 93143 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, donation of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, 1970.
    Robert Hurst
    Gulfport 35k USS Gulfport (AK-5) at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., 19 April 1921. Panoramic photograph by Crosby, "Naval Photographer", 324 First Street, Portsmouth, VA.
    US Navy photo # NH 93142 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Commands, donation of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, 1970, courtesy
    Mike Green

    USS Gulfport (AK-5)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Johnston, Paul Fisher, USNR1 September 1917 - 25 January 1918>
    02LCDR. Taucer, Charles Louis, USNRF25 January 1918 - 2 October 1918>
    03LT. Worrell, C, USNRF2 October 1918 - 11 September 1920>
    04LCDR. Hickey, Samuel Walter, USNRF11 September 1920 - 3 March 1922>
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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