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Class: CAPT ARLO L. OLSON (AK 245, C1-M-AV1)
Design: MC C1-M-AV1
Displacement (tons): #,###
Dimensions (feet): ###.#' x ##.#' x ##.#'
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (19xx) 4-20mm
Complement: ###
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw

245CAPT ARLO L. OLSON1 Mar 1950J. A. Jones, Brunswick2 Mar 19458 May 19451 Mar 1950
246COL WILLIAM J. O'BRIEN1 Mar 1950Consolidated Steel, L. Beach17 Jan 194513 Feb 19451 Mar 1950
247PVT JOHN F. THORSON1 Mar 1950Southeastern SB8 Jan 194526 Feb 19451 Mar 1950
248SGT GEORGE PETERSON1 Mar 1950Leathem D. Smith SB9 Mar 194513 May 19451 Mar 1950
249SHORT SPLICE1 Mar 1950Consolidated Steel, Wilm.15 Jan 19453 Mar 19451 Mar 1950
250PVT FRANK J. PETRARCA1 Jul 1950Consolidated Steel, L. Beach18 Apr 19457 Aug 19451 Jul 1950

AKNameTInact/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
245CAPT ARLO L. OLSONT25 Oct 1956/C22 May 195822 May 1958MA/T4 Mar 1971
246COL WILLIAM J. O'BRIENTAug 19731 Sep 197319 Nov 1973MA/S--
247PVT JOHN F. THORSONT2 Aug 19541 Oct 19581 Aug 1960MA/S--
248SGT GEORGE PETERSONTca Mar 195922 Mar 195927 Mar 1959MA/T15 Dec 1971
249SHORT SPLICET15 Jun 197315 Jun 197331 Aug 1973MA/S--
250PVT FRANK J. PETRARCAT21 Nov 1973/C15 Oct 197316 Nov 1977MA/T--

Class Notes:
AK 245-249 were among the Army ships operating out of continental U.S. ports that were to be acquired on 1 Mar 1950 for which names, classification, and hull numbers were approved on 21 Feb 1950. AK 250 was among the Army ships then operating under commands in the Far East that were to be transferred to the Navy about 1 July 1950 for which names, classification, and hull numbers were approved on 7 Jun 1950.

Ship Notes:
245CAPT ARLO L. OLS0N2478Ex merc. BELL RINGER, completed 11 Aug 1945. To Army 13 Aug 1946. To buyer 26 Mar 1971.
246COL WILLIAM J. O'BRIEN2323Ex merc. MAIDEN'S EYE, completed 10 Apr 1945. To Army 11 Jul 1946. Converted to heavy lift ship 1954. Scheduled to complete discharge at Piraeus 5 Aug 1973 when available for transfer to MA for disposal. In good condition but obsolete. Sold by MA at Piraeus, Greece, to buyer in Elefisis Bay 27 Dec 1973.
247PVT JOHN F. THORSON2486Ex merc. BECKET BEND, completed 6 Jul 1945. To Army 23[25] Jul 1946. In USN reserve 1954-58. Sold by MA with AK 157 and AK 162. To buyer 29 Aug 1960 at the Charleston Naval Base. Misspelled THORNSON on Navy naming notice.
248SGT GEORGE PETERSON2172Ex merc. COASTAL GUIDE, ex-USS WASHTENAW (AK-218), cancelled, ex-COASTAL GUIDE, completed 17 Dec 1945 at Beaumont, Tex. Commercial operation until to Army 23 Jun 1948. Served in the MSTS Gulf Subarea until inactivated in early 1959. To buyer 17 Feb 1972.
249SHORT SPLICE2464Ex merc. SHORT SPLICE, completed 18 May 1945. To Army 17 Jul 1946. To buyer at Yokosuka 18 Sep 1973.
250PVT FRANK J. PETRARCA2329Ex merc. LONG SPLICE, completed 20 Sep 1945. To Army 29 Aug 1946. Stricken and to MA (title) 9 Apr 1959, from MA (title) 7 Apr 1960. With FENTRESS (AK 180) converted to partial containership (60 containers) to resupply Adak and Kodiak. In RRS status at San Francisco in Oct 1973 when (with AK 180) declared excess to requirements. In good condition but obsolete. To buyer 28 Dec 1977.

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Compiled: 7 Aug 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, VSC, NVR