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USS Screven (AK-210)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Alamosa Class Cargo Ship
  • Laid down, 11 July 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2164) at Leathem D Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, 30 November 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy, 3 July 1945
  • Commissioned USS Screven (AK-210), 2 August 1945, LT. Irving Stein, USNR in command
  • Decommissioned, 30 April 1946, at Baltimore, MD.
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 7 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission in 1947 to Benham and Boyesin, Inc, Norway, renamed MV Norlindo
  • Resold to the Peruvian Navy in 1959, renamed Ilo
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in October 1968 to Spanish shipbreakers at Valencia
    Displacement 2,382 t.(lt) 7,450 t.(fl)
    Length 388' 6"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 21' 1"
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Officers 15
    Enlisted 70
    Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3,945 DWT
    non refrigerated 177,515 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 TSM6 Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,700shp

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    USS Screven (AK-210)
    54k Screven (AK-210) ready for launching, 30 November 1944, at Leathem D Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.
    Bowling Green University - Historical Collection of the Great Lakes
    John Spivey
    Screven 87k Screven (AK-210) seen here prior to commissioning, possibly fitting out or undergoing trials at Leathem D Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI. CAPT. Jerry Mason
    Merchant Service
    Screven 352k Ex-Screven (AK-210) as the Norwegian-flagged MV Norlindo, under way, circa mid-1950's, location unknown.
    Photo source - World Ship Society.
    Gerhard Mueller-Debus

    USS Screven (AK-210)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Stein, Irving, USNR2 August 1945 - 30 October 1945
    02LT. Marzano Jr., James Paschal, USNR30 October 1945 - 26 January 1946
    03CDR. Foster, Milton Morris, USNR26 January 1946 - 30 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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