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USAPRS Glenn Gerald Griswold
Media (AK-83)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Enceladus Class Cargo Ship:
  • Contracted, 4 September 1941, to be built as Oliver R. Mumford under a Maritime Commission contract
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 28 December 1942, renamed Media (AK-83)
  • Media (AK-83) was laid down, 28 January 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (N3-M-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 468), at Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 29 August 1943
  • Completed and delivered to the US Army Transportation Service, 17 November 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 November 1943
  • Allocated to the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Renamed USAPRS Glenn Gerald Griswold, conversion to a a Port Rehabilitation Ship completed circa June 1944 at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Inc., Baltimore, MD.
  • Glenn Gerald Griswold operated in European ports as a Corps of Engineers port repair ship until her transfer to the Maritime Commission in 1947
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission, 13 August 1947, at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping 17 May 1967, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD. (PD-X-759 dated 21 April 1967) for $52,666.00, withdrawn from the reserve fleet, 8 June 1967
    Displacement 1,677 t.(lt), 5,200 t.(fl)
    Length 269' 10"
    Beam 42' 6"
    Draft 20' 8"
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3,175 DWT
    non-refrigerated 115,873 Cu. ft.
    Speed 10.25 kts
    Complement 83
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,940 Bbls
    one Cooper Bessemer Diesel engine
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    two Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 1,190shp

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    Media (AK-83)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    MARAD Vessel History Database
    United States Army in World War II - The Corps of Engineers: Troops and Equipment- Chapter XVII - Preparing to Reconstruct Ports
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