USS Provo Victory (AK-228)
|Namesake:||A city in Utah|
|Ordered:||as type (VC2-S-AP2) hull, MCV hull 537|
|Builder:||Permanente Metals Corporation, Richmond, California|
|Yard number:||Yard No.1|
|Laid down:||28 June 1944|
|Launched:||9 September 1944|
|Acquired:||by the U.S. Navy, 18 October 1944|
|Commissioned:||18 October 1944 as USS Provo Victory (AK-228)|
|Decommissioned:||10 April 1946, at Seattle, Washington|
|Struck:||8 May 1946|
|Type:||Boulder Victory-class cargo ship|
|Propulsion:||steam turbine, single propeller, 8,500shp|
|Complement:||99 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount; one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount|
USS Provo Victory (AK-228) was a Boulder Victory-class cargo ship acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II. She served in the Pacific Ocean theatre of operations through the end of the war, and then returned to the United States for disposal.
Victory built in Richmond, California
Provo Victory (AK–228) was laid down 28 June 1944 by Permanente Metals Corporation #1, Richmond, California, as S.S. Provo Victory (MCV hull 537); launched 9 September 1944; acquired by the Navy 18 October, and commissioned 18 October 1944, Lt. Comdr. John E. Johansen in command.
World War II service
Following shakedown off California, Provo Victory (AK–228) reported for duty 8 November 1944. In 1944 she operated at San Francisco, California, in November, and then at Eniwetok, Ulithi, and the Palau Islands from December 1944 into February 1945.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AK-228 Provo Victory