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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
Accommodations: 11 officers, 28 unlicensed
Speed (kts.): 11
Propulsion (HP): 2,500
Machinery: Steam triple expansion reciprocating, 2 boilers (220psi/450deg), 1 screw
|6||ALBERT M BOE||1 Mar 1950||New England SB||11 Jul 1945||26 Sep 1945||1 Mar 1950|
|7||CARDINAL O'CONNELL||1 Mar 1950||New England SB||11 Jun 1945||31 Aug 1945||1 Mar 1950|
|6||ALBERT M BOE||T||1 Dec 1953||11 Mar 1954||22 Jan 1954||MA/R||7 Aug 1964|
|7||CARDINAL O'CONNELL||T||13 Jan 1954||11 Mar 1954||13 Jan 1954||MA/R||--|
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
|6||ALBERT M BOE||3132||Completed 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).|
|7||CARDINAL O'CONNELL||3129||Completed 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.|
Compiled: 14 Aug 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, VSC