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USS Lebanon (AK-191)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Oscar - Alpha

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 15 May 1944, as MV Coastal Archer, a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2122) at Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Inc., Superior, WI.
  • Launched, 14 October 1944
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 25 August 1945
  • Commissioned USS Lebanon (AK-191), 26 September 1945, at New Orleans, LA., LT. Jerold M. Wallman, , USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 15 November 1945, and transferred to the Maritime Commission the same day for disposal, at Galveston, TX., name reverted to MV Coastal Archer
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Merchant Service
    General Agency Agreement to Overlakes Freight Corp, at New Orleans, LA., 26 June 1946
    Chartered to Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., New Orleans, LA. 3 December 1946
    Sold foreign, Brazil, 13 July 1956, physically delivered, 22 August 1956
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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 Lebanon (AK-191)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Wallman, Jerold M., USNR26 September 1945 - 15 November 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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