Sgt. Morris E Crain AK-244

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Sgt. Morris E Crain AK-244

Sgt. Morris E. Crain
(AK-244: dp. 15,210 (f.); 1. 455'3", b. 62', dr. 28'6"
cpl. 53; cl. Boulder Victory; T. VC2-S-AP2)

Sgt. Morris E. Crain was laid down as Mille Victory under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull V 741) on 14 February 1945 by Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond, Calif., launched on 28 March 1945, sponsored by Miss Jane McVeigh, and delivered to the War Shipping Administration on 21 April 1945

Renamed the Sgt. Morris E. Crain, the ship served the Army Transportation Corps and was transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service in February 1950 to become a United States Naval Ship. Homeported in San Francisco, Sgt. Morris E. Crain made trips to the major islands of the Pacific and carried military cargo to Korea in support of United Nations forces there.

As of 1974, Sgt. Morris E. Crain continues her service as a United States Naval Ship with a civil service crew. Assigned to the Military Sealift Command, Sgt. Morris E. Crain carries cargo for all the services.


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