USS Kenosha (AK-190)

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United States
Name: Kenosha
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
Struck: date unknown
Identification: Hull symbol:AK-190
Honors and
American Campaign Medal
  • sold to a Norwegian shipping company in 1947, renamed MV Rio Dale
  • 1958 MV Torian
  • 1963 MV Lars Viking
  • 1965 MV Neptune V
  • 1967 Converted to an offshore drilling ship and renamed Arabdrill 2
Status: last reported in Lloyds 1977, fate after that unknown
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Alamosa-class cargo ship
Type: C1-M-AV1
  • 2,382 long tons (2,420 t) (standard)
  • 7,450 long tons (7,570 t) (full load)
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
  • 15 Officers
  • 70 Enlisted

USS Kenosha (AK-190) was an Alamosa-class cargo ship that served the U.S. Navy during the clean-up phase of World War II. When her service was no longer required in 1946, she was decommissioned.

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.

World War II-related service

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.

Upon discharging her cargo, she loaded cargo for the U.S. Marines and sailed for the U.S. East Coast, arriving Lynnhaven Roads, Virginia, 7 March.


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:


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