USS Provo Victory (AK-228)
Ex-USS Provo Victory (AK-228) in Pope & Talbot colors.
|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:||18 October 1944|
|Commissioned:||18 October 1944|
|Decommissioned:||10 April 1946|
|Struck:||8 May 1946|
|Fate:||traded out for scrapping, 10 February 1984, to Nissho-Iwi Corp. Toyko, Japan|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Boulder Victory-class cargo ship|
|Displacement:||4,480 long tons (4,550 t) (standard)
15,580 long tons (15,830 t) (full load)
|Length:||455 ft (139 m)|
|Beam:||62 ft (19 m)|
|Draft:||29 ft 2 in (8.89 m)|
|Installed power:||6,000 shp (4,500 kW)|
|Propulsion:||1 × Westinghouse turbine
2 × Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 525psi 750°
|Speed:||15.5 kn (17.8 mph; 28.7 km/h)|
|Complement:||99 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||1 × 5 in (130 mm)/38 caliber dual purpose gun
1 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 caliber dual purpose gun
8 × 20 mm (0.79 in) Oerlikon cannons anti-aircraft gun mounts
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