From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Boulder Victory

Boulder is a city in Colorado.

(AK-227: dp. 4480; l. 455'; b. 62'; dr. 24'; s. 15.5 k; cpl. 99; a. 1 5", 1 3"; cl. Boulder Victory)

Boulder Victory (AK-227) was launched 31 August 1944 by Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No. 1, Richmond Calif., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Miss Elsa Maxwell; transferred to the Navy 12 October 1944; and commissioned the sam e day, Lieutenant S. E. Church [sic; F.E. Church] in command.

Boulder Victory stood out for the Southwestern Pacific 2 November and arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, on the 30th. She then steamed onward to the Palaus where she arrived 8 December. When getting underway 20 December to return to Ulithi, Boulder Victory hit a mine which opened an 18-foot by 32-foot hole in her port side but did not cause any casualties to the crew. She remained in the Palaus undergoing temporary repairs until 8 February 1945 and then steamed to Ulithi for further rep airs. She departed 18 June and arrived at San Francisco 30 June where she remained until 1 September while permanent repairs were completed.

After training off San Diego during September she steamed to Okinawa, arriving 30 October 1945. From there she returned troops to the west coast, arriving 25 November 1945. Decommissioned at San Francisco 4 January 1946, she was returned to the Maritim e Commission 11 January 1946.