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USS Bullock (AK-165)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Golf - Golf

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Alamosa Class Cargo Ship
  • Laid down, 26 September 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2110) at Kaiser Cargo Inc., Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 2 December 1944
  • Commissioned USS Bullock (AK-165), 2 March 1945, LT. Henry N. Barkhausen USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Bullock was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Decommissioned, 13 March 1946, at Baltimore, MD.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission 19 March 1946, for disposal, at the National Defense Reserve Flee, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Merchant Service
    Sold to the Republic of Turkey for $693,862.00, in January 1947, passed to Deniz Nakliyati T.A.O., Turkey, reflagged Turkish and renamed SS Edirne, removed to agent Dichman Wright and Pugh, 20 January 1947
    renamed SS Adana in 1948, Turkish flag retained, renamed again in 1948, SS Malatya, Turkish flag retained
    SS Malatya with her sister ships SS Kars [ex-USS Antrim (AK-159)], SS Kastamonu [ex-USS Craighead (AK-175]. and SS Rize [ex-USS Hidalgo (AK-189) provided regular service between Turkey and Northern Europe for approximately 15 years
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in December 1982 at Aliaga, Turkey
    Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
    Length 338' 6"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 29' 2" (limiting)
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Officers 15
    Enlisted 70
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3,945 DWT
    non-refrigerated 227,730 Cu ft
    refrigerated 9,830 Cu ft
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 6,300 Bbls
    one Nordberg Diesel TSM6 engine
    two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,750shp

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    USS Bullock (AK-165)
    Bullock 66k USS Bullock (AK-165) moored pierside, date and location unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
    Merchant Service
    Bullock 167k Partial port side view of ex-USS Bullock (AK-165) as the Turkish flagged SS Malatya moored at Bermen, Germany, circa 1955. Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Bullock 50k SS Malatya at anchor, date and location unknown. Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    Bullock 661k
    Bullock 229k SS Malatya underway, date and location unknown. Gerhard Mueller-Debus

    USS Bullock (AK-165)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Barkhausen, Henry N, USNR2 March 1945 - 29 September 1945
    02LT. Hargreaves, George R. USNR29 September 1945 - 13 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Bullock (AK-165) War Diary March to November 1945 and History
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