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USS Seginus (AK-133)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Charlie - Tango
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

Crater Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 10 January 1944, as SS Harry Toulmin, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 2453), at Delta Shipbuilding Co., Inc., New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 4 March 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 12 April 1944
  • Converted for Naval service at Waterman Steamship Co., Repair Yard, Mobile. AL.
  • Commissioned, USS Seginus (AK-133), 14 June 1944, LCDR. Woody L. Cain, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Seginus was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 13 November 1945, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Returned to the War Shipping Administration the same day for disposal
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 November 1945
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. name reverted to SS Harry Toulmin
  • Merchant Service
    Sold, 28 February 1947 for commercial service to the Epiphianides Shipping Co of Greece. Delivered, 1 March 1947. Re-flagged Greek and renamed SS Kehrea
  • Final Disposition, SS Kehrea was scrapped at Shanghai in October 1967

  • Specifications:
    Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 27' 7"
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    Officers 20
    Enlisted 220
    Largest Boom Capacity 37 t.
    Cargo Capacity 7,800 DWT
    non-refrigerated 434,422 Cu ft
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 40mm AA gun mounts
    eight single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 9,660 Bbls
    Diesel 2,010 Bbls
    one Iron Fireman vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
    Ship's Service Generators
    one turbo-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    two recip-drive 60 Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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    USS Seginus (AK-133)
    Seginus 476k Starboard broadside view of USS Seginus (AK-133) in Mobile Bay, 22 June 1944.
    US Navy Bureau of Ships photo.
    Ed Zajkowski
    Merchant Service
    Seginus 69k Ex-USS Seginus (AK-133) in merchant service as the Greek flagged SS Kehrea at anchor, date and location unknown. David Nixon
    Seginus 81k SS Kehrea in harbor with tugs, probably at Vancouver, B.C.
    Photo was copyrighted by the late Walter E. Frost of Vancouver, B.C
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus

    USS Seginus (AK-133)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Cain, Woody L.14 June 1944 - 13 November 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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