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APA-30: USS Thomas Jefferson

President Jackson-class attack transport (6*)

• Laid down, 5 February 1940, as SS President Garfield, a Maritime Commission type (C3-P) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 56), at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Corp. Newport News VA., for American President Lines
• Renamed
SS Thomas Jefferson, prior to launching
• Launched, 20 November 1940
• Delivered to American President Lines, 26 March 1941
• Acquired by the US Navy, 1 May 1942
• Converted to a
Naval Transport by her builders
• Commissioned, 31 August 1942, as
USS Thomas Jefferson (AP-60), CDR. Chauncey R. Crutcher USN in command
• During World War II
USS Thomas Jefferson was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Eighteen, COMO. J. G. Moyer USN (14); TransDiv Fifty-Two participating in the six campaigns
• Reclassified as
Attack Transport (APA-30), 1 February 1943
Following World War II
USS Thomas Jefferson (APA-30) was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Assigned to the
Naval Transport Service (NTS), 4 January 1946
• Assigned to the
Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 31 October 1949
• During the Korean War
USS Thomas Jefferson (APA-30) participated in the five campaigns
• Decommissioned, 18 July 1955, at San Francisco, CA.
• Struck from the Naval Register 1 October 1958
USS Thomas Jefferson earned six battle stars for World War II service and five battle stars for Korean War service
• Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 14 November 1958, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 6 February 1961, (PD-X-595 for $52,745.50) to National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) Terminal Island, CA., withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 17 April 1961

APA-31: USS Monrovia

Crescent City-class attack transport (7*)

• Laid down, 26 March 1942, as the Maritime Commission type (C3-Delta) hull, SS Del Argentino for the America South-African Line under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 152) at Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard, Sparrows Point. MD.
• Launched, 19 September 1942
• Commissioned,
USS Monrovia (AP-64), 1 December 1942, CAPT. C. D. Leffler in command
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-31), 1 February 1943
• During WWII
USS Monrovia was assigned first to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
• While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
USS Monrovia came under the command of: TransRon Twelve, COMO. H.B. Knowles USN (17); TransDiv Thirty-Six (flagship) CAPT. G.W. Johnson USN (18)
• After World War II
USS Monrovia (APA-31) was assigned to Occupation service and China service
• Decommissioned, 26 February 1947, at Norfolk, VA.
• Recommissioned, 30 November 1950
• Decommissioned, 31 October 1968
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1968
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1968
USS Monrovia earned seven battle stars for World War II service

APA-32: USS Calvert

Crescent City-class attack transport (8*)

Crescent City Class Transport:
• Laid down as
SS Del Orleans, a Maritime Commission type (C3-Delta) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 151) for Mississippi Shipping Co., at Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard, Sparrows Point, MD.
• Launched, 19 September 1942
• Acquired by the Navy, 30 September 1942
• Commissioned, 1 October 1942, as
USS Calvert (AP-65), CAPT. Donald W. Loomis USN in command
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-32), 1 February 1943
• During WWII
USS Calvert was initially assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East and subsequently to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Seventeen (flagship), COMO. T.B. Brittan USN (20); TransDiv Fifty, CAPT. R.W. Abbot USN (20) and participated in six campaigns
• Following World War II
USS Calvert was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 26 February 1947, at Norfolk, VA.
• Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
• Recommissioned, 18 October 1950
• During the Korean War
USS Calvert participated in the two campaigns
• During the Vietnam War
USS Calvert participated in the two campaigns
• Decommissioned at Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard San Francisco, 18 May 1966
• Moved to Naval Supply Center, Oakland, Traffic Management School for use as a training hulk until 1976
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 August 1966
USS Calvert earned eight battle stars for World War II service, two battle stars for Korean War service, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with two campaign stars for Vietnam War service
• Sold for scrapping, 14 February 1977, to Levin Metals Corp, San Jose, CA. (PD-X-1014 dated 20 December 1976) for $191,000.00, broken up for scrapped at Levins Metals Corp ship breaking facility, Richmond, CA.

APA-33: USS Bayfield

Bayfield-class attack transport (4*)

• Laid down, 14 November 1942, as SS Sea Bass a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 275) at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Francisco, CA.
• Assigned to the Navy as Naval
Transport (AP-78)
• Redesignated
Attack Transport (APA-33), 1 February 1943
Launched, 15 February 1943
• Acquired by the Navy, 30 June 1943, placed in reduced commission and renamed
Bayfield, CDR. Elias M. Doar Jr., USNR (APA Ferry Crew # 3) in command
• Decommissioned, 29 July 1943, Atlantic Basic Iron Works, Brooklyn, N.Y.
• Placed in full commission, 20 November 1943 as
USS Bayfield (APA-33), CAPT. Lyndon Spencer, USCG, in command
• During World War II
USS Bayfield (APA-33) was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
• While serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II
USS Bayfield was assigned to: TransRon Fifteen, (flagship) CAPT. W. S. Popham USN (14); TransDiv Forty-Three
• Following World War II
USS Bayfield was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
USS Bayfield (APA-33) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.3.1 Transportation Group (Transportation Division (TRANSDIV 31) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• During the Korean War
USS Bayfield (APA-33) participated in five campaigns
• During the Vietnam War
USS Bayfield (APA-33) participated in three campaigns:
• Decommissioned, 28 June 1968, at Long Beach, CA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1968
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 September 1969, to Levin Metals, San Pedro, CA.
USS Bayfield earned four battle stars for World War II service, five battle stars for Korean War service, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with two campaign stars for Vietnam War service

APA-34: USS Bolivar

Bayfield-class attack transport (4*)

• Laid down, 13 March 1942, as SS Sea Angel, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 269) at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Francisco, CA.
• Launched, 7 September 1942
• Assigned to the Navy as
Transport (AP-79)
• Redesignated
Attack Transport (APA-34), 1 February 1943
• Acquired by the Navy, 15 March 1943 and placed in reduced commission the same day for transit to her conversion yard at Hoboken, N.J., LCDR. Roger E. Perry in command
• Decommissioned, 23 April 1943, at Hoboken, N.J. for conversion to an
Attack Transport
• Recommissioned, 1 September 1943, as
USS Bolivar (APA-34), CAPT. Joseph A. Gainard in command
• During WWII
USS Bolivar was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Eighteen, COMO. J. G. Moyer USN (14); TransDiv Fifty-Four (flagship), CAPT. J. R. Lannom USN (19) and participated in five campaigns
• Following World War II
USS Bolivar was assigned to China service from 28 December 1945 to 11 January 1946
• Decommissioned, 29 April 1946, at New York Naval Shipyard
• Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
USS Bolivar earned five battle stars for her World War II service
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 12 September 1946
Merchant Service
• Title transferred to American President Lines, 23 October 1948, at • Mobile, AL., renamed
SS President Van Buren
• Renamed
SS President Harding in August 1967
• Sold to Pacific Far East Lines Inc., 25 March 1968, renamed
SS Thailand Bear

APA-35: USS Callaway

Bayfield-class attack transport (6*)

• Laid down, 10 June 1943, as SS Sea Mink, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 270) at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Francisco, CA.
• Launched, 10 October 1942
• Assigned to the Navy as Naval
Transport, (AP-80)
• Redesigned
Attack Transport (APA-35)
• Acquired by the Navy and placed in reduced commission, 24 April 1943, LCDR Hans B. Olsen, USNR, (APA Ferry Crew #2), in command
• Decommissioned, 28 May 1943, at her conversion yard
• Commissioned
USS Callaway (APA-35), 11 September 1943, CAPT. Donald C. McNeil, USCG, in command
• During WWII
USS Callaway was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Eleven (flagship), COMO. D. W. Loomis USN (18) TransDiv Thirty-Three, CAPT. S. M. Haight USN (18) and participated in six campaigns
• Following World War II
USS Callaway was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 September to 1 October 1945
• Decommissioned, 10 May 1946
• Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 12 September 1946, at the Hudson River National Defense Reserve Fleet for disposal
Merchant Service
• Transferred without cost to American President Lines, 23 October 1948, at Mobile, AL., renamed
SS President Harrison
• Renamed
SS President Fillmore in March 1966
Sold to Waterman Steamship Co., 19 July 1968, renamed
SS Hurricane
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 30 March 1974, to Dah Yung Steel Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
USS Callaway earned six battle stars for World War II service
• Sold in November 1970 to Prudential-Grace Lines, renamed
SS Santa Monica
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 30 March 1973 to Nan Feng Steel Enterprises Co. Ltd., Taiwan

APA-36: USS Cambria

Bayfield-class attack transport (6*)

• Laid down, 1 July 1942, as SS Sea Swallow, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC 271) at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Francisco, CA.
• Launched, 10 November 1942
• Assigned to the Navy as
Transport (AP-81)
• Redesignated
Attack Transport (APA-36), 1 February 1943
• Acquired by the Navy, 4 May 1943, and placed in partial commission for transit to her conversion yard at New York
• Decommissioned, 22 June 1943, for conversion at Todd Shipyard, Hoboken N.J.
• Recommissioned,
USS Cambria (APA-36), 10 November 1943, CAPT. C. W. Dean, USCG, in command
USS Cambria was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
• During World War II
USS Cambria was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twelve (flagship), COM. H.B. Knowles USN (17); TransDiv Thirty-Four and participated in six campaigns
• Following World War II
USS Cambria was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East and China service, following the Korean War • USS Cambria was again assigned to Occupation service this time in Europe
• Decommissioned, 30 June 1949 for lay up in the reserve fleet
• Recommissioned, 15 September 1950, with a Navy crew
• Decommissioned in 1970
• Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 13 November 1970, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1971
USS Cambria earned six battle stars for World War II service
• Permanent custody transferred from the US Navy to the Maritime Administration, 1 September 1971
• Final Disposition, sold 7 September 1971, to Caribbean Marine Inc., for non-transportation use, (PD-X-915) for $70,000.00, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 5 October 1971 and delivered to Norshipco for conversion to a workshop for the Republic of Haiti, to be named
Jean Claude Duvalier, enterprise went bankrupt, hulk sold to Portsmouth Salvage Co. for scrapping

APA-37: USS Cavalier

Bayfield-class attack transport (5*)

• Laid down, 10 December 1942, as a Maritime Commission type (C-3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 276), at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Francisco, CA.
• Assigned to the Navy as
Transport (AP-82)
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-37), 1 February 1943
• Launched, 15 March 1943
• Placed in reduced Commission, 19 July 1943, for transit to her conversion yard at Hoboken, N.J., CDR. Roger E. Perry, USN (24) (Ferry Crew #1), in command
• Decommissioned, 4 August 1943, at Hoboken and fitted out as an
Attack Transport at Bethlehem Steel Co.
• Recommissioned
USS Cavalier (APA-37), 15 January 1944, CAPT. Raymond T. McElliott, USCG, in command
• During World War II
USS Cavalier was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Fourteen (flagship), COMO. D.L. Ryan USN (16); TransDiv Forty and participated in five campaigns
• Following World War II
USS Cavalier was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• During the Korean War
USS Cavalier participated four campaigns
• During the Vietnam War
USS Cavalier participated in five campaigns
• Decommissioned, 1 October 1968, at San Diego, CA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1968
USS Cavalier earned five battle stars for World War II service, four battle stars for Korean War service, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with five campaign stars for Vietnam War service
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 September 1969, at Naval Station San Diego to Levin Metals Corp. in a four-ship deal for $417,107 (PD-X-841 dated 21 August 1969)

APA-38: USS Chilton

Bayfield-class attack transport (1*)

• Laid down as SS Sea Needle, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 273) at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Francisco, CA.
• Launched, 29 December 1942
Assigned to the Navy as Naval
Transport (AP-83)
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-38), 1 February 1943
• Acquired by the Navy, 29 May 1943 and placed in partial commission for transit to her fitting out yard at New York
• Decommissioned, 10 July 1943, at Todd Erie Basin Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y. for conversion as an
Attack Transport
• Recommissioned
USS Chilton (APA-38), 7 December 1943, CDR. A. C. Geisenhoff, USNR, in command
• During World War II
USS Chilton was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:: TransRon Seventeen (flagship); COMO. T.B. Brittan USN (20); TransDiv Forty-Nine and participated in the Okinawa Gunto campaign
• Following World War II
USS Chilton was assigned to Occupation service and China service
• Reclassified an
Amphibious Transport (LPA-38), 1 January 1969
• Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 1 July 1972
USS Chilton earned one battle star for World War II service
• Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 July 1974, to Ships Incorporated of Camden, N.J., (PD-X-979 dated 5 June 1974) for $402,588.00, withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 6 August 1974

APA-39 USS Clay

Bayfield-class attack transport (4*)

• Laid down, 14 October 1942, as SS Sea Carp, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 274) at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Francisco, CA.
• Assigned to the Navy as
Transport (AP-84)
• Launched, 23 January 1943
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-39), 1 February 1943
• Acquired by the Navy, 29 June 1943 and placed in partial commission for transit to her fitting out yard at New York, CDR. Hans B. Olsen USNR (Ferry Command) in command
• Decommissioned, 2 August 1943, at Todd Shipyard Hoboken, N.J. for conversion to an
Attack Transport

• Completed as an Attack Transport and recommissioned USS Clay (APA-39), 21 December 1943, CAPT. E. W. Abdill in command

• During World War II USS Clay was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Twelve, COMO. H.B. Knowles USN (17); TransDiv Thirty-Five (flagship), CAPT. R.C. Bartman, and participated in four campaigns
• Following World War II
USS Clay was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 29 April 1946, at New York, N.Y.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
USS Clay earned four battle stars for World War II service
Returned to the Maritime Commission for disposal
Merchant Service
• Sold 12 September 1946 to American President Lines, renamed
SS President Johnson
• Sold to Waterman Steamship Corp, 17 July 1968, renamed
SS La Salle
• Sold to Oceanbridge Steamship Corp., 19 January 1971
• Sold to Waterman Steamship Corp., 13 November 1974
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 27 November 1974, to Swie Hong Steel Enterprise Corp., Kaohsiung Taiwan

APA-40: USS Custer

Bayfield-class attack transport (6*)

• Laid down as SS Sea Eagle, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 388) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS.
• Launched, 6 November 1942
• Assigned to the Navy as Naval
Transport (AP-85)
Acquired by the Navy, 23 January 1943, and placed in partial commission as
USS Custer (AP-85), CDR. Charles Allen USN (Ferry Crew #4) in command
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-40), 1 February 1943
• Decommissioned, 8 February 1943
• Re-commissioned
USS Custer (APA-40), 18 July 1943, CAPT. Ralph. E. Hansen USN in command
• During WWII
USS Custer was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Thirteen, COMO. M.O. Carlson USN (16); TransDiv Thirty-Nine (flagship), CAPT. G.E. Maynard and participated in six campaigns
• Following World War II
USS Custer was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 28 October to 1 November 1945
• Decommissioned, 24 May 1946
• Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
USS Custer earned six battle stars for World War II service
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 11September 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group
Merchant Service
• Dealt by the Maritime Commission to Moore McCormack Line, 19 April 1948, renamed
SS Mormacmar
• Sold, 19 August 1966, to Grace Lines Inc, renamed
SS Santa Ana
• Owner remained Prudential-Grace Lines, after merger, 18 December 1969
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 8 February 1973, to Hua Eng Copper & Iron Industrial Co., Kaohsiung, Taiwan

APA-41: USS DuPage

Bayfield-class attack transport (7*)

• Laid down, date unknown, as SS Sea Hound, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-2A) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 389) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS.
• Designated Naval
Transport (AP-86)
• Launched, 6 November 1942
• Redesignated
Attack Transport (APA-41), 1 February 1943
• Placed in partial commission, 28 February 1943 through 17 March 1943 for transit to her fitting out yard, Todd Erie Basin Dry Dock, Brooklyn, N.Y., CDR. Charles Allen USN (Ferry Crew #4) in command
• Decommissioned, 17 March 1943
• Re-commissioned,
USS DuPage (APA-41), 1 September 1943, CAPT. G. M. Wauchope, USNR, in command
• During World War II
USS DuPage (APA-41) was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Thirteen, COMO. M. O. Carlson USN (16); TransDiv Thirty-Eight (flagship), CAPT. P.P. Welch USN (18) and participated in seven campaigns
• On 10 January 1945,
DuPage was struck by a kamikaze. She lost 35 killed and 136 wounded
• Following World War II
USS DuPage was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 26 to 30 October 1945
• Decommissioned, 28 March 1946, at New York
• Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
USS DuPage earned seven battle stars for World War II service
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 27 June 1946, for disposal
Merchant History
• Acquired by Pope and Talbot Steamship Company in 1946 and rename the
SS P&T Pathfinder
• Acquired by Moore-McCormack in 1957 and renamed
SS Mormacsun
• Acquired by Central Gulf Lines in 1964 and renamed
SS Green Port
• Acquired by States-Marine Line in 1967 and renamed
SS Pine Tree State
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 May 1973, at Kaosiung, Taiwan, Li Chong Steel & Iron Works, Ltd.

APA-42: USS Elmore

Bayfield-class attack transport (8*)

• Laid down, date unknown, as SS Sea Panther, Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 390) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, MS.
• Assigned to the Navy as Naval
Transport (AP-87)
• Launched, 29 January 1943
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-42), 1 February 1943
• Completed and accepted by the War Shipping Administration for the Navy, 30 March 1943
• Placed in partial commission, 30 March 1943, as
USS Elmore (APA-42) for transit to her fitting out yard, Maryland Dry Dock Co., Baltimore, MD., CDR. Charles Allen, USN (Ferry Crew #4) in command
• Decommissioned, 13 April 1943, at Maryland Dry Dock Co., Baltimore, MD.
• Re-commissioned
USS Elmore (APA-42), 25 August 1943, CDR. Drayton Harrison in command
• During WWII
USS Elmore was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Thirteen, COMO. M.O. Carson USN (16); TransDiv Thirty-Seven (flagship) and participated in eight campaigns
• Following World War II
USS Elmore was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East
• Decommissioned, 13 March 1946, at Mobile, AL.
• Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
USS Elmore earned eight battle stars for World War II service
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 15 May 1946, for disposal, name reverted to
SS Sea Panther
Merchant Service
• Sold for commercial service, 22 May 1947, to Pacific Transport Lines, renamed
SS China Transport
• Sold to States Steamship Co. in August 1957, renamed
SS Oregon
Renamed
SS Idaho, 30 December 1959
• Title transferred to the Maritime Administration, 20 May 1966 (trade-in program)
• Returned to the Maritime Administration, 4 August 1969, at Olympia, WA.
• Final Disposition sold for scrapping, 30 April 1971, to American Ship Dismantlers Inc. (PD-X-901 dated 13 April 1971) for $73,111.00

APA-43: USS Fayette

Bayfield-class attack transport (6*)

• Laid down, date unknown, as SS Sea Hawk, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 391) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, MS.
• Launched, 25 February 1943
Assigned to the Navy as a
Transport and renamed Fayette (AP-88)
• Reclassified as
Attack Transport (APA-43), 1 February 1943
• Acquired by the Navy, 30 April 1943 and placed in partial commission for transit to her fitting out yard, LCDR. James H. Budd USNR in command
• Decommissioned, 13 May 1943 at Maryland Drydock Corp., Baltimore., MD for conversion to an
Attack Transport
• Recommissioned
USS Fayette (APA-43), 14 October 1943, CDR. John C. Lester in command
• During WWII
USS Fayette was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Nineteen, COMO C. D. Edgar USN (12); TransDiv Fifty-
• Following World War II
USS Fayette was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 16 to 26 October 1945
• Decommissioned, 6 March 1946, at Mobile AL.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
USS Fayette earned six battle stars for World War II service
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 15 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Merchant Service
• Sold for merchant service in 22 July 1947, to Moore McCormack Lines, renamed
SS Robin Gray
• Sold, 7 April 1971, to Verity Marine Corp., renamed
SS Gray
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 24 January 1972, to Keun Hwa Iron & Steel Works & Enterprises, Kaohsiung Taiwan

APA-44: USS Fremont

Bayfield-class attack transport (5*)

• Laid down (date unknown) as SS Sea Corsair, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull, under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 392) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula MS.
• Assigned to the Navy as Naval
Transport, Fremont (AP-89)
• Redesignated
Attack Transport (APA-44), 1 February 1943
• Launched, 31 March 1943
• Acquired by the Navy, and placed in partial commission, 30 May 1943, for transit to her fitting out yard, LCDR. James H. Budd, USNR in command
• Decommissioned, 11 June 1943 at Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD., for conversion to an
Attack Transport
• Re-commissioned
USS Fremont (APA-44), 29 November 1943, CAPT. Clarence V. Conlan in command
• During WWII
USS Fremont was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Thirteen (flagship), COMO. M.O. Carson USN (16); TransDiv Thirty-Seven and participated in five campaigns.
USS Fremont (APA-44) was assigned Occupation service in both Asia and Europe after the war.
• Redesignated
Amphibious Transport (LPA-44), 1 January 1969
• Decommissioned prior to 3 September 1969, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
• Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 10 October 1969
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1973
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 5 April 1974 to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York City N.Y., delivered to her buyer, 22 April 1974
USS Fremont earned five battle stars for World War II service

APA-45: USS Henrico

Bayfield-class attack transport (3*)

• Laid down, date unknown, as SS Sea Darter, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 393) at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS.
• Assigned to the Navy as Naval
Transport (AP-90)
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-45), 1 February 1943
• Launched, 31 March 1943
• Acquired by the Navy, 23 June 1943
• Placed in partial commission, 24 June 1943 through 8 July 1943, for transit to her fitting out yard, LCDR James H. Budd USNR (Ferry Command Crew # 4) in command
• Decommissioned, 8 July 1943, at Bethlehem Steel Co. Shipyard, Hoboken N.J.
• Re-commissioned in full
USS Henrico (APA-45), 26 November 1943, CDR. John H. Willis USN in command
• During World War II
USS Henrico served in both the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the three campaigns.
• While serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Henrico was assigned to:
TransRon Twenty-Three(flagship), COMO. A. S. Witherspoon; TransDiv Sixty-Seven for the Okinawa Gunto operation
• Following World War II
USS Henrico was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East.
USS Henrico (APA-45) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.3.1 Transportation Group (Transportation Division (TRANSDIV 31) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• During the Korean War
USS Henrico participated in nine campaigns.
• During the Vietnam War
USS Henrico participated in one campaign.
• Decommissioned, 14 February 1968
• Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 21 February 1968, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
Title transferred to MARAD, 3 July 1968
• Designation changed to
Amphibious Transport (LPA-45), 1 January 1969
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1973
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by MARAD, 16 March 1976, to Nicolai Joffe Corp.
USS Henrico earned three battle stars for World War II service, the Navy Unit Commendation and nine battle stars for Korean War service, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with one campaign star for Vietnam War service

APA-46: USS Knox

Bayfield-class attack transport (5*)

• Authorized as Naval Transport (AP-91)
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-46), 1 February 1943
• Laid down in February 1943 as a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 430) at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS.
• Launched, 17 July 1943
• Acquired by the Navy and placed in reduced commission, 30 September 1943, for transit to her fitting out yard, LCDR. James H. Budd, USNR, in command (Ferry Crew #4)
• Decommissioned at Bethlehem Steel Corp. Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y, 14 October 1943
• Re-commissioned in full
USS Knox (APA-46), 4 March 1944, CAPT. John H. Brady in command.
• During World War II
USS Knox was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Fourteen, COMO. D. L. Ryan USN (16); TransDiv Forty-One, CAPT. H.J. Wright USN and participated in five campaigns.
• Following World War II,
USS Knox was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 to 29 October 1945
• Decommissioned, 14 March 1946, at Mobile, AL.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
• USS Knox earned five battle stars for World War II service
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 14 May 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL.
• Sold, 30 October 1946, to Gulf Shipping Corp
Delt to Isthmian Lines, Inc., 11 April 1947, renamed
SS Steel Recorder
• Sold to States Marine Lines Inc., 27 March 1969, renamed
SS Constitution State
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 28 September 1971, to Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp., Taiwan

APA-47: USS Lamar

Bayfield-class attack transport (5*)

• Laid down, 31 March 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 431) at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS.
• Launched, 28 August 1943
• Acquired by the Navy, 10 November 1943
Placed in partial commission ad
USS Lamar (AP-92), 10 November 1943 through 22 November 1943, LCDR. James H. Budd in command, for transit to her fitting out yard, Todd-Erie Basin, Brooklyn, N.Y.
• Recommissioned
USS Lamar (APA-47), 6 April 1944, CAPT. Bruce K. Culver in command
• During WWII
USS Lamar was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Seventeen, COMO. T.B. Brittan USN (20); TransDiv Fifty-One, CAPT. J. L. Allen USNR and participated in five campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Lamar was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 26 November to 2 December 1945
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 26 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
• Decommissioned, 7 March 1946, at Beaumont, TX.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 April 1946
USS Lamar earned five battle stars for World War II service
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 29 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet
Merchant History
• Leased to Luckenbach SS Corp. under a General Agency Agreement, 9 April 1948
• Purchased by Luckenbach SS Corp., at Baltimore MD., 19 January 1949, for $55,713.00, renamed
SS J.L. Luckenbach
• Sold to Global Bulk Transportation Corp. in July 1959, renamed
SS Evergreen State, owned by States Marine Lines
F• inal Disposition, sold, 27 May 1971, for scrapping in Taiwan to Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp.

APA-48: USS Leon

Bayfield-class attack transport (5*)

• Originally assigned the name SS Sea Dolphin by the Maritime Commission
• Assigned to the Navy as a
Transport and renamed Leon (AP-93)
• Reclassified an
Attack Transport (APA-48), 1 February 1943
• Laid down, 6 February 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 428) at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS.
• Launched, 19 June 1943
• Acquired by the Navy, 11 September 1943, and placed in reduced commission for transit to her fitting out yard at Brooklyn, N.Y., LCDR. James H. Budd, USNR, (Ferry Crew #4), in command
• Decommissioned, 27 September 1943, at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
• Commissioned
USS Leon (APA-48), 12 February 1944, CAPT. Bruce Byron Adell in command
During WWII
USS Leon was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twenty, COMO. H. W. Grap USN (15); TransDiv Fifty-Nine, CAPT. J. K. Davis and participated in five campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Leon was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East.
• Decommissioned, 7 March 1946, at Chickasaw, AL.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 2 April 1946, at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, AL. Group, for disposal
• Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
USS Leon earned five battle stars for World War II service
• Transferred to Waterman SS Corp, Mobile AL. under a General Agency Agreement for conversion to merchant service
• Sold to Isthmian Steamship Corp., 11 April 1947, renamed
SS Steel Chemist
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in Spain, 29 July 1971, to Hierros Ardes S.A.

APA-49: USS Ormsby

Ormsby-class attack transport (6*)

• Laid down, 21 July 1942, as SS Twilight, a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 288), at Moore Dry Dock Co., Oakland, CA.
• Assigned to the Navy as
Naval Transport Ormsby (AP-94), 5 October 1942
• Launched, 20 October 1942
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-49), 1 February 1943
Acquired by the Navy, 10 March 1943
• Commissioned
USS Ormsby (APA-49), 28 June 1943, CAPT. Leonard Frisco, USNR, in command
• During World War II
Ormsby was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in six campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Ormsby was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East.
• Decommissioned, 15 March 1946
• Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
USS Ormsby earned six battle stars for service in World War II
Merchant Service
• Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 16 May 1946, at Mobile, AL. for disposal
• Acquired by the United State Line (pending Sale), 3 February 1947
Withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 11 June 1947, and delivered to United States Line
• Name changed to
SS Pioneer Isle, October 1947
• Name changed to
SS American Producer, November 1946
• Severely damaged when she struck the pier at San Francisco in March 1969, while outbound for Da Nang,Vietnam, with a cargo of bombs
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 22 May 1969, to Mitsui & Co., Kaohsiung, Taiwan

APA-50: USS Pierce

Ormsby-class attack transport (8*)

• Laid down, 22 July 1942, as SS Northern Lights a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 289), at Moore Dry Dock Co., Oakland, CA.
• Assigned to the Navy as
Naval Transport as Pierce (AP-95)
• Launched, 10 October 1942
Reclassified and redesignated
Attack Transport (APA-50), 1 February 1943
• Commissioned
USS Pierce (APA-50), 30 June 1943, CDR. Arthur R. Ponto in command
• During World War II
USS Pierce was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Thirteen, COMO. M.O. Carson USN (16); TransDiv Thirty-Seven and participated in eight campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Pierce was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 to 5 September 1945 and 14 to 26 October 1945
• Decommissioned, 11 March 1946, at Mobile, AL.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
USS Pierce earned eight battle stars for World War II service
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 2 May 1946, for disposal
Merchant Service
• Title transfer for commercial service, 24 October 1947, to the United States Lines, renamed
SS American Planter
• Returned to the
Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA., 13 June 1965
• Withdrawn from reserve and chartered to States Marine Lines for MSTS operation, 26 August 1965
• Returned to the MARAD for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 17 November 1967
• Final Disposition, purchased for scrapping, 3 March 1969, by National Metal and Steel Corp., Terminal Island, CA. Physically withdrawn from the reserve fleet, 25 March 1969 and scrapped in May 1969 at Terminal Island, CA.

APA-51: USS Sheridan

Ormsby-class attack transport (7*)

• Laid down, 5 August 1942, as SS Messenger, a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-B1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 290) at Moore Dry Dock Co., Oakland, CA.
• Assigned to the Navy, 5 October 1942, as the
Naval Transport, Sheridan (AP-96)
• Launched, 10 October 1942
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-51), 1 February 1943
• Commissioned
USS Sheridan (APA-51), 31 July 1943, CDR. John J. Mockrish, USNR, in command
• During World War II
USS Sheridan was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Thirteen, COMO. M.O. Carson USN (16); TransDiv Thirty-Seven and participated in seven campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Sheridan was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East.
• Decommissioned, 5 March 1946, at Mobile, AL.
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 7 April 1946, for disposal
• Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
• Sold by the Maritime Commission for commercial service, 24 October 1947, to the United States Lines, renamed
SS Pioneer Sun, subsequently renamed SS American Scientist
• Final Disposition, damaged by explosion and scrapped in 1969
USS Sheridan earned seven battle stars for her World War II service

APA-52: USS Sumpter

Sumpter-class attack transport (5*)

• Laid down, 3 April 1942, as a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-E1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 474) for the Waterman Steamship Co., as SS Iberville at Gulf Shipbuilding Co., Chickasaw, AL.
• Acquired by the US Navy, 30 April 1943
• Renamed and classified as the Navy
Transport Sumter (AP-97)
• Launched, 4 October 1942
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-52), 1 February 1943
• Acquired by the Navy, 30 April 1943, placed in reduced commission, CDR. William A. McHale USNR (APA Ferry Crew #5) in command
• Decommissioned, 13 May 1945, at Maryland Drydock Co., Baltimore, MD. for fitting out as an
Attack Transport
• Re-commissioned in full
USS Sumter (APA-52), 1 September 1943, CAPT. Allan D. Blackledge in command
• During WWII
USS Sumter was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twelve, COMO. H.B. Knowles USN (17); TransDiv Thirty-Six, CAPT. G.W. Johnson USN (18) and participated in five campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Sumter was assigned to Occupation service from 13 to 27 October 1945
• Decommissioned, 19 March 1946, at Gulf Shipbuilding Co., Chickasaw AL.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
USS Sumter earned five battle stars for World War II service
• Returned to the Maritime Commission, 1 August 1946, for disposal
Merchant Service
• Title passed to Waterman SS Co., 8 April 1947
• Converted into a containership at Mobile SR Inc., Chickasaw, AL., • September 1957, renamed
SS Gateway City
• Sold to Pan-Atlantic SS. Co., 7 February 1956
• Converted to a Cargo Trailership in September 1957
• Resold to Coastal Ship Corp., in December 1957
• Resold to Donmac Corp., 15 May 1968
• Resold to R.J. Reynolds Industries Inc., 12 December 1970
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 31 August 1978, to Four Seas Enterprises Limited for scrapping at Hong Kong in October 1978

APA-53: USS Warren

Sumpter-class attack transport (5*)

• Laid down, 19 April 1942, as SS Jean Lafitte, a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-E1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 415), at Gulf Shipbuilding Co., Chickasaw, AL.
• Launched, 7 September 1942
• Assigned to the Navy as a
Naval Transport (AP-98) and renamed Warren
• Reclassified as
Attack Transport (APA-53), 1 February 1943
• Acquired by the Navy and placed in partial commission,19 February 1843, for transit to her conversion yard, CDR. William A. McHale USNR (APA Ferry Crew #5) in command
• Decommissioned, 10 March 1943, at Bethlehem Steel Corp., Baltimore, MD. for fitting out as an
Attack Transport
• Converted to an
Attack Transport at Key Highway Plant, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Baltimore MD.
• Recommissioned
USS Warren (APA-53), 2 August 1943, CDR. William A. McHale USNR in command
• During WWII
USS Warren was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twelve, COMO. H.B. Knowles USN (17); TransDiv Thirty-Six, CAPT. G.W. Johnson USN (18) and participated in five campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Warren was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East.
• Decommissioned, 14 March 1946
• Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
USS Warren earned five battle stars for World War II service
• Returned to the Maritime Commission at Mobile, AL, 1 August 1946 for disposal
Merchant History
• Sold to Waterman Steamship Co., 10 February 1947, for $957,818.00, renamed
SS Arizpa
• Ownership passed to Waterman Airlines, 5 May 1949
• Converted to a container vessel for Sea-Land Service, 13 May 1965
• Operated by Litton Industries Leasing Corp, Wilmington, DE., 1966 through 1976
• Operated by Reynolds Leasing Corp, Wilmington, DE., 1976 through 1979,
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 8 September 1977, scrapped at Brownsville, TX.
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APA-54: USS Wayne

Sumpter-class attack transport (7*)

• Laid down, 20 April 1942, as SS Afoundria, a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-E1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 476) at Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, AL.
• Redesignated a
Naval Transport, and renamed Wayne (AP-99)
• Launched, 6 December 1942
• Reclassified
Amphibious Attack Transport (APA-54), 1 February 1943
• Acquired by the Navy, 30 April 1943
• Placed in commission "in ordinary" the next day for transit to her conversion yard, Bethlehem Steel Corp., Key Highway Yard, Baltimore, MD.
• Decommissioned, 11 May 1943
• Recommissioned
USS Wayne (APA-54), 27 August 1943, CDR. Thomas V. Cooper USN in command
• During WWII
USS Wayne was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twelve, COMO. H. B. Knowles; TransDiv Thirty-Six, CAPT. G.W. Johnson USN (18) and participated in seven campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Wayne was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 10 to 27 September 1945
• Decommissioned, 16 March 1946, at Gulf Shipbuilding Corp, Chickasaw, AL.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
USS Wayne earned seven battle stars for her World War II service
• Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, name reverted to
SS Afoundria
Merchant Service
• Sold to Waterman Steamship Corp, Mobile, AL. in 1947, renamed
SS Beauregard, operated into the 1970s with a succession of shipping companies as a container ship, Beauregard Inc, Litton Industries Leasing Corp, Reynolds Leasing Corp. and Sea-Land Service
• Final Disposition,
SS Beauregard was scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in May 1977

APA-55: USS Windsor

Windsor-class attack transport (6*)

• Laid down, 23 July 1942, as SS Excelsior, a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 589) at Bethlehem Steel Corp., Sparrow Point Shipyard, Sparrow Point, MD.
• Assigned to the Navy as
Naval Transport Windsor (AP-100)
Launched, 29 December 1942
• Redesignated
Attack Transport, (APA-55), 1 February 1943
• Commissioned
USS Windsor (APA-55), 17 June 1943, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth VA., CDR. Douglas C. Woodward, in command
• During World War II
USS Windsor was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Eleven, COMO. D. W. Loomis USN (18) TransDiv Thirty-Three, CAPT. S. M. Haight USN (18) and participated in six campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Windsor was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East.
• Decommissioned, 4 March 1946, at Mobile, AL.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
USS Windsor earned six battle stars for her World War II service
• Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal, 1 August 1946, at Chickasaw, AL.
Merchant Service
• Sold, 30 October 1946, to Todd Ship Building for conversion to merchant service
• Removed from Chickasaw, AL., 30 October 1946, by Moran Towing Co., and delivered to Todd Ship Building, Galveston TX. 30 October 1946
• Resold, 14 April 1947, to Shepard Steam Ship Co. renamed
SS Paul Revere
• Resold, 9 September 1949, to American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines, renamed
SS Expeditor
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 9 May 1972 to Keun Hwa Iron Steel Works & Enterprise Ltd, Kaosiung, Taiwan

APA-56: USS Leedstown

Windsor-class attack transport (6*)

• Laid down, 26 August 1942, as SS Exchequer, a Maritime Commission type (C2-S-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 590) at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Sparrows Point, MD.
• Assigned to the Navy, 26 August 1942, as
Wood (AP-101)
• Reclassified
Attack Transport (APA-56), 1 February 1943
• Launched, 13 February 1943
• Renamed
Leedstown, 17 March 1943
• Commissioned
USS Leedstown (APA-56), 16 July 1943, CDR. Harold Bye in Command
• During World War II
USS Leedstown was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Eleven, COMO. D.W. Loomis USN (18); TransDiv Thirty-One (flagship) and participated in six campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Leedstown was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East.
• Decommissioned, 7 March 1946, at Seattle WA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 12 February 1946
USS Leedstown earned six battle stars for World War II service
Towed from Seattle to Norfolk, VA., by Wood Towing Transportation Co.
• Delivered, 11 December 1946, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Merchant Service
• Towed, 17 December 1946, by Moran Towing Co. from the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Norfolk, VA.
• Delivered, 20 December 1946, at Gulf Shipbuilding Corp. Chickasaw, AL. for conversion to merchant service
• Sold, 17 July 1947,to Shepard Steamship Co., renamed
SS Minute Man
• Resold to American Export Lines, 2 August 1949, renamed
SS Exilona
• American Export Isbandtsen Lines Inc, 8 June 1964
• Renamed to Mutual Steamship Operating Co., 8 January 1970, renamed
SS Ilona
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in April 1970 to Tung Ho Steel Enterprises Corp. Taiwan

APA-57: USS Gilliam

Gilliam-class attack transport (3*)

• Laid down, date unknown. as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1850) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington CA.
• Launched, 28 March 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission, 31 July 1944
• Commissioned
USS Gilliam (APA-57), 1 August 1944, CDR. Hans B. Olsen USNR in command
• During WWII
USS Gilliam was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
TransRon Twelve, COMO. H.B Knowles USN (17); TransDiv Thirty-Four and participated in three campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Gilliam was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East.
• Decommissioned, 5 July 1946
• Struck from the Naval Register, 15 August 1946
• Final Disposition, sunk by Test Able, 1 July 1946 at Bikini Atoll
USS Gilliam (APA-57) earned three battle stars for World War II service

APA-58: USS Appling

Gilliam-class attack transport (3*)

• Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1851) at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 9 April 1944
• Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and commissioned
USS Appling (APA-58), 22 August 1944, LCDR. Alexander Lunde Stuart in command
• During World War II
USS Appling was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Thirteen, COMO. M.O. Carlson USN (16); TransDiv Thirty-Nine, CAPT. G.E. Maynard and participated in three campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Appling was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 31 October to 3 November 1945
USS Appling (APA-58) was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.6 (Target Vessel Group - Merchant Type Units - Transport Division 94 (TRANSDIV 94) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
• Decommissioned, 20 December 1946, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 4 April 1947
USS Appling earned three battle stars for her World War II service
• Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 31 March 1948, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Consigned to Arrow Steamship Co. under a General Agency Agreement, 9 September 1954 (Repair Program)
• Returned to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA., 12 December 1954
• Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 15 July 1968, to Northern Metal Co., $65,199.00 (PD-X-803 of 20 June 1968) withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet and delivered to Northern Metals, 3 September 1968

APA-59: USS Audrain

Gilliam-class attack transport (2*)

• Laid down, 1 December 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (S4-SE2-BD1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 1852), at Consolidated Steel Corp, Wilmington, CA.
• Launched, 21 April 1944
• Acquired by the Navy, 1 September 1944
• Commissioned
USS Audrain (APA-59), 2 September 1944, LCDR. George O. Forrest USNR in command
• During World War II
USS Audrain was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater: TransRon Fourteen, COMO. D.L. Ryan USN (16); TransDiv Forty and participated in two campaigns.
• Following World War II
USS Audrain was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East.
• Decommissioned, 15 May 1946, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
• Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 25 July 1947, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
• Struck from the Naval Register, 1 August 1947
USS Audrain earned two battle stars for her World War II service
• Final Disposition,sold for scrapping, 7 November 1972, to National Metal & Steel Corp., Terminal Island, CA. (PD-X-949 dated 5 October 1972) for $175,000.00. Withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet and delivered 27 November 1972

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