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USS Nicollet (AVS-6)
USS Nicollet (AG-93) (1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Oscar - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Metal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Alamosa Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 9 February 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C1-M-AV1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2153) at Globe Ship Building Co., Superior, WI.
  • Named Nicollet, 25 February 1944
  • Launched, 31 July 1944 as (AK-199)
  • Converted to a Gwinnett Class Aviation Stores Issue Ship by Samuelson Shipyard, Beaumont, TX. and Brown Shipyard, Houston, TX.; redesignated (AG-93), 12 March 1945
  • Commissioned USS Nicollet (AG-93), 27 April 1945, LT. Francis M. Bible, USNR in command
  • During World War II USS Nicollet was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Redesignated (AVS-6), 25 May 1945
  • Following World War II USS Nicollet was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    4 to 26 January 194627 January to 28 February 1946
    1 to 13 March 1946 

  • Decommissioned, 17 June 1946 and transferred to the War Shipping Administration
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1946
  • Sold to France in 1948, reflagged French
  • Reflagged Moroccan in 1959
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in Spain, February 1970
    Displacement 2,411t.(lt), 6,240 t.(fl), 7,450 t.(lim)
    Length 338' 8"
    Beam 50' 4"
    Draft 21' 1" (lim)
    Speed 11 kts.
    Officers 9
    Enlisted 96
    Armament one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity Diesel-6,300 Bbls
    one Nordberg Diesel TSM216
    two Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240 V. D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,700shp

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    Nicollet (AK-199)
    53k Nicollet (AK-199) launching, 31 July 1944, at Globe Ship Building Co., Superior, WI.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Library.
    John Spivey
    USS Nicollet (AVS-6)
    Nicollet 49k USS Nicollet (AVS-6) probably photographed under way in San Francisco Bay, CA., in 1945.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 84653, courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    Merchant Service
    Nicollet 94k Ex-USS Nicollet (AVS-6) under way while in merchant service as Djerada, date and location unknown. Gerhard Mueller-Debus

    USS Nicollet (AG-93 / AVS-6)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Bible, Francis Maynard, USNR27 April 1945 - 1 September 1945
    02LT. Reuter Jr., John Robert, USNR1 September 1945 - 1 October 1945
    03LT. Gordon, Floyd Jerome, USN1 October 1945 - 17 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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