USS Provo Victory (AK-228)

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Name: Provo Victory
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
Fate: fate unknown
General characteristics
Type: Boulder Victory-class cargo ship
Displacement: 15,589 tons
Length: 455'
Beam: 62'
Draft: 29' 2"
Propulsion: steam turbine, single propeller, 8,500shp
Speed: 15.5 knots
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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

During the remainder of 1945 her cargo duties took her to Guam and Pearl Harbor in March, Seattle, Washington, in April, Ulithi in May, Leyte from June to October, Eniwetok and Seattle in November.

Post-war decommissioning[edit]

Decommissioned 10 April 1946, she was returned to the War Shipping Administration at Seattle, Washington, that day, and was struck from the Naval Vessel Register 8 May 1946.

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