Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 246434
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 323.75
Width 50.00
Depth 26.42
Gross Tonnage 3805.00
Net Tonnage 2123.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00031

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage change, 1946 (3884 gross - 2198 net). Tonnage change, 1956 (3887 gross - 2103 net).
History Built as C1-M-AV1 class cargo vessel for U.S. Maritime Commission. Acquired by U.S. Navy on December 26, 1944 and commissioned on February 28, 1945 at New Orleans, LA. Departed there on March 31, 1945, with frozen meat and ammunition, for Ulithi, Western Carolines, arriving there on May 11. Proceeded to Morotai Island, N.E.I., via Palau and Leyte, where she served for three months as ammunition ship for 7th Fleet. Arrived at Leyte on July 31, 1945 and served there as ammunition ship until Japanese surrender. Then departed Leyte on August 21, 1945, on shuttle run to Subic Bay, Hollandia, Leyte, then to Manila. Left Manila on November 26, 1945, transited Panama Canal on January 8, 1946, arrived Norfolk, VA, on January 19. Decommissioned on January 31, and delivered to Maritime Commission February 1, 1946, for lay-up in James River Reserve Fleet.
Disposition Sold to Han Sung Salvage Co., Ltd., for scrapping. Delivered to Inchon, Korea, on April 30, 1980.

Build Information

Builder Butler, Walter Shipbuilders, Inc.
Place Built Superior, WI
Date Built 1944-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
GADSDEN (AK-182)1944-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
YOSU1955-00-001980-00-00SOUTH KOREA

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
American Eastern Corp.1946-00-001955-00-00U.S.246434
Dong Ho Shipping Co., Ltd.1978-00-001980-00-00SOUTH KOREA
Heung Hai Development Co., Ltd.1977-00-001978-00-00SOUTH KOREA
Korea Shipping Corp., Ltd.1955-00-001977-00-00SOUTH KOREA
U.S. Maritime Commission1944-00-001944-00-00U.S.246434
U.S. Maritime Commission1946-00-001946-00-00U.S.246434
U.S. Navy1944-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY