Marion McKinley Bovard

Vessel name on Arrival: Marion McKinley Bovard

USN Transport Marion McKinley Bovard under construction Marion McKinley Bovard

Original Builder: California Shipbuilding Corporation, Terminal Island, Los Angeles

Original Yard No: 90

Official Number: 242517

Vessel Type: Cargo

GRT: 7176

Year Built: 1941

Arrival Date: 04/11/1960

Breakup Started: 05/11/1960

Date First Beached: 06/02/1961

Date Breakup Completed: 08/06/1961

Draught For’d: 06' 03"

Draught Aft: 11' 06"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

Cargo-ship for the U.S. Government.   

She was named after the first President of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

04-10-1942  :  Keel Laid Down

05-11-1942  :  Launched

24-11-1942  :  Delivered

Steam engine by Messrs Filer & Stowell Company, Engineers, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.


During WWII, the vessel and crew were awarded 'Battle Stars' for the following :

+  Sicilian Occupation  :  9th – 15th July 1943

+  Convoy UGS-36  :  1st April 1944

+  Invasion of Southern France  :  15th August – 25th September 1944