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USNS Albert M Boe (T-AKV 6).
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Class: ALBERT M BOE (AKV 6, EC2-S-C5)
Design: MC Z-EC2-S-C5
Displacement (tons): 5,278 light, 14,245 full
Dimensions (feet): 442' oa, 428' wl x 57' e/wl x 28' max nav
Armament: none
Accommodations: 11 officers, 28 unlicensed
Speed (kts.): 11
Propulsion (HP): 2,500
Machinery: Steam triple expansion reciprocating, 2 boilers (220psi/450deg), 1 screw

6ALBERT M BOE1 Mar 1950New England SB11 Jul 194526 Sep 19451 Mar 1950
7CARDINAL O'CONNELL1 Mar 1950New England SB11 Jun 194531 Aug 19451 Mar 1950

AKVNameTInact/CustStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
6ALBERT M BOET1 Dec 195311 Mar 195422 Jan 1954MA/R7 Aug 1964
7CARDINAL O'CONNELLT13 Jan 195411 Mar 195413 Jan 1954MA/R--

Class Notes:
The EC2-S-C5 was a special boxed aircraft transport variant of the standard Liberty with four large holds, rather than the usual five and kingpost lifting gear instead of the usual booms. The C5 design varied in other respects from the standard EC2-S-C1 Liberty

Ship Notes:
6ALBERT M BOE3132Completed 30 Oct 1945. To Army 17 Feb 1947. To MA custody 22 Jan 1954 as ALBERT M BOE. To buyer (Zidell) 19 Aug 1964 for non-transportation use and brought from Blaine, Washington, to Alaska to serve as an Alaska Packers seafood processing plant after a 1964 tsunami washed out their shore-based plant. Firmly grounded next to the ferry dock in downtown Kodiak, converted, and renamed Feb 1965 as the cannery STAR OF KODIAK. Bought on 19 Jan 1995 by the Tyson Seafood Group from All-Alaskan Seafoods. She is currently (2011) landlocked as the headquarters of Trident Seafoods in Kodiak, Alaska, one of four Liberty ships still in existence. The others are the operational JOHN W BROWN at Baltimore, the operational JEREMIAH O'BRIEN at San Francisco, and the stationary HELLAS LIBERTY (ex ARTHUR M HUDDELL) at Piraeus, Greece (for which see YAG 55).
7CARDINAL O'CONNELL3129Completed 28 Sep 1945. To Army 15 Feb 1947. To MA custody 13 Jan 1954 as CARDINAL O'CONNELL. Title to Navy 2 Sep 1969 for ammunition disposal by scuttling. Scuttled 1 Oct 1969 off the West Coast by explosive detonations.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 14 Aug 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, VSC