USS Kenosha (AK-190)
|Namesake:||Kenosha County, Wisconsin|
|Ordered:||MC hull 2121|
|Builder:||Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Inc., Superior, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||May 1944|
|Launched:||25 August 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Miss Marion Crowley|
|Acquired:||1 August 1945|
|Commissioned:||7 September 1945|
|Decommissioned:||16 April 1946|
|American Campaign Medal|
|Status:||last reported in Lloyds 1977, fate after that unknown|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Alamosa-class cargo ship|
|Length:||388 ft 8 in (118.47 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Draft:||21 ft 1 in (6.43 m)|
|Installed power:||1,750 shp (1,300 kW)|
|Speed:||11.5 kn (13.2 mph; 21.3 km/h)|
|Capacity:||3,945 t (3,883 long tons) DWT|
Built in Superior, Wisconsin
Kenosha (AK-190) was launched 25 August 1944 by Walter Butler Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wisconsin, under a U.S. Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Miss Marion Crowley; acquired by the Navy 1 August 1945; and commissioned 7 September 1945, Lt. S. Bernsen in command.
After shakedown out of Galveston, Texas, Kenosha arrived Gulfport, Mississippi, 19 October to load cargo for the Mariana Islands. The cargo ship departed Gulfport 25 November, cleared the Panama Canal, and arrived Guam via Pearl Harbor 10 January 1946.
On 3 April Kenosha arrived Baltimore, Maryland, and decommissioned there 16 April 1946. She was sold to a Norwegian shipping firm in 1947, and renamed Rio Dale. She was renamed Torian in 1959.
Honors and awards
Qualified Kenosha personnel were eligible for the following:
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AK-190 Kenosha