USS Media (AK-83) was an Enceladus-class cargo ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy for service in World War II. She was responsible for delivering goods and equipment to locations in the war zone.
A short-lived Navy career
Contracted to be built as USAT Oliver R. Mumford under Maritime Commission contract 4 September 1941, Media (AK 83) was acquired by the Navy 1 January 1943 before being laid down by Penn Jersey Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey, 28 January 1943; launched 29 August 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Ernest G. Bornheimer; and completed 17 November 1943.
Transferred to Army service for the duration
That same day Media
was delivered by the War Department
to the U.S. Army
. She was struck from the Navy list
the 24th and renamed USAT Glenn Gerald Griswold
and converted by Bethlehem Fairfield
Shipyard, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland
, by June 1944
She operated as an engineer port repair ship until her transfer to the Maritime Commission for merchant service following World War II.