USS Screven (AK-210)
|Namesake:||A county in Georgia|
|Ordered:||as type (C1-M-AV1) hull, MC hull 2164|
|Builder:||Leatham D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin|
|Laid down:||11 July 1944|
|Launched:||30 November 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Harold Roeth|
|Acquired:||by the U.S. Navy, 3 July 1945|
|Commissioned:||2 August 1945 as USS Screven (AK-210)|
|Decommissioned:||30 April 1946, at Baltimore, Maryland|
|Struck:||8 May 1946|
|Fate:||sold in 1947 and renamed Norlindo; sold for crapping in 1968|
|Type:||Alamosa-class cargo ship|
|Tons burthen:||7,435 tons|
|Propulsion:||Diesel, single screw, 1,700shp|
|Complement:||85 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount; six 20mm guns|
USS Screven (AK-210) was an Alamosa-class cargo ship that was constructed for the U.S. Navy during the closing period of World War II. She served in the Pacific Ocean theatre of operations and returned home in 1946 to be placed into the “mothball” fleet where she remained until sold in 1947 for commercial maritime service.
Built in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Screven (AK-210) was laid down under U.S. Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2164) on 11 July 1944 by Leathern D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; launched on 30 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Harold Roeth; acquired on 3 July 1945; and commissioned on 2 August 1945.
After shakedown, Screven arrived at Gulfport, Mississippi, on 31 August 1945 to load cargo. She sailed on 21 September and, after stops at the Panama Canal Zone and Pearl Harbor, arrived at Guam on 16 November. Departing from Guam on 19 December, the ship arrived at San Francisco, California, on 9 January 1946 and proceeded to the U.S. East Coast.
Screven arrived at Baltimore, Maryland, on 10 April for inactivation, and was decommissioned on 30 April. She was redelivered to the Maritime Commission on 7 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 8 May.
The freighter was purchased in 1947, by the Norwegian firm of Benham and Boyesin, Inc., as Norlindo, and became the Peruvian naval transport, Ilo, in 1959. She was sold to Spanish shipbreakers in 1968.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AK-210 Screven